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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce

Birthday Time!  "What kind of birthday cake do you want?" "Ice cream" "You want an ice cream cake?" "No, just ice cream"  I smile like a cheshire cat.  I don't have to make a cake, yahoo!  I break out the colors of the rainbow sprinkles and loads of candy along with this hot thick coal colored fudge sauce. 

 butter, cream and sugar

unmanned sprinkle station
sprinkles gone wild

Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts

The Worlds Best Hot Fudge Sauce
from Maida Heatter's
The Book of Great Chocolate Desserts

1/2 cup heavy cream
3T sweet butter cut into small pieces
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup dark brown sugar firmly packed
pinch of salt
1/2 cup strained unsweetened dutch processed cocoa powder (make sure you use dutch process it is treated with an alkalizing agent to modify its color and give it a milder flavor)

~ put cream and butter in 1 quart sauce pan over moderate heat
~ stir until butter is melted and cream just comes to a low boil
~ add both sugars and stir for a few minutes until they dissolve
~ reduce heat and add salt and cocoa
~ stir briskly with a small whisk until smooth
~ remove from heat
~ serve

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