Take a piece of Baker's chocolate one inch square and melt on a small dish on the stove, set in another dish of hot water over a teakettle of boiling water, or in the oven. Heat two cupfuls milk, stir in melted chocolate and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Serve with cream and sugar, if desired.

A marshmallow may be dropped in each cup just before serving.

A drop of vanilla may be added to each cup.


For a teapot holding about four cupfuls, put in two tea-spoonfuls tea, pour in freshly boiling water, set in a warm place to stand five minutes before serving. Milk should never be used with tea, and only a little cream, if any. To take it with lemon juice is considered by experts the proper way to drink it.