California Central Coast Recipes
Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce
My Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce is so easy to make-providing you're organized, because you have to work fast on the stove-and you don't want spilled hot fudge on you-or the floor! (My first experience with hot fudge happened at the tender age of four when I reached up and pulled the hot fudge pan --and hot fudge-all over me, just as my mom turned her head. I think of that almost every time I get near hot fudge! Luckily there were no scars.) You can serve this hot fudge warmed on cold ice cream or chill it for various applications. --You could also use this for chocolate fondue-if you're so inclined.--Let your imagination soar!
Preparation time: 10 minutesCooking time: 20 minutes
4 ounces Unsweetened baking chocolate
3 Tablespoons Unsalted butter
2/3 cups boiling water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 Tablespoons Corn syrup
1-1/2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
1 Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler over boiling water. Stir and blend well.
2 While still over a double boiler, add the boiling water. Stir well then add the sugar and corn syrup. Stir again well.
3 Now switch to cooking over DIRECT HEAT, allow the sauce to boil GENTLY -but constant. Do NOT Stir! Allow to boil slowly without stirring for 8-9 minutes.
4 Remove from heat and let cool for at least 15 minutes. Stir in Vanilla extract and use or chill for later.
5 After setting, if the sauce is too thick, it may be reheated gently.
Serve warm on ice cream, fruit or confections. Or lightly chill and use as a hard topping (when frozen) on specialty desserts such as Mud-Pie Romantic Table Style. Goes especially well with a good Port or Late Harvest Sangiovese or other Late Harvest wines.