*2 cups water
*3 cinnamon sticks
*1 star anise
*1/2 cup masa (corn flour)
*4 cups whole milk
*1 Mexican chocolate disk (Abuelita)
*1/2 cup brown sugar
~In a large saucepan, combine water, cinnamon stick and star anise.
~Bring to a boil.
~Remove for heat, cover with lid and allow to steep for 30-40 minutes.
~Remove cinnamon sticks and star anise.
~Return to low heat and slowly whisk in masa.
~Turn heat up to medium heat and add milk, chocolate disk, and brown sugar.
~Add cinnamon sticks back to mixture.
~Stir until well mixed and mixture comes to a slow boil.
~Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring often.
~Remove cinnamon sticks and serve.
~Top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon if desired.