Monday, March 28, 2011

bittersweet hot fudge sauce

Saturday night we had some good friends over for dinner.  After a delicious meal of homemade gnocchi and kickin' pasta sauce, the boys headed to the living room to play video games and us girls stayed in the kitchen.  You know me...when I get in the kitchen, I can't help but experiment!  This weekend's experiment...bittersweet hot fudge sauce.

My friend and I both wanted a hot fudge sauce that was super-chocolatey, not too sweet, and incredibly thick.  We raided the cabinets and came up with this version.  It's incredibly easy to make and gets that nice chewy texture after it's been sitting on ice cream for a while.  I literally can't get enough.

The best part, though, is the hidden ingredient.  We used Creme de Cassis (or currant, in English), but you could use cherry cordial, Port, Madeira, or even coffee!  Lace it with whatever flavor you will be sure to please.

Bittersweet Hot Fudge Sauce
1/4 cup butter
4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened baking chocolate
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 t. vanilla
1/4 cup currant, cordial, Port, Madeira, coffee, etc....your choice!

Place the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan and melt over medium-low heat.  Add sugar and water, stirring until sugar has dissolved.  Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add last two ingredients, stirring well to mix.  Serve hot.  Makes 8 servings.

Hidden Ingredient!

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  1. that is gorgeous! and looks simply delicious

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  4. Yum! That looks so good, I think I just gained a pound looking at it!
    I may have missed it, but what bread/cake did you put it over? It looks like pumpkin??

  5. YUM! Looks awesome! Thanks for the link up! I knew about it, thanks to Gooseberry Patch! xoxox I'm your newest fan! If you have anything at all bacon, come link up!

  6. Wow! That looks so thick and delicious. What kind of cake is that?

  7. That's actually pumpkin bread! I would have posted the recipe for that, but I seriously can't remember which one I used. I grabbed a recipe, modified it extensively to make it much lower in fat, and am now kicking myself that I didn't write down what I did. :-)


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