Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Homemade Hot Fudge Topping or Chocolate Sauce




I had always wanted to make my own hot fudge to serve with Ice Cream or as an accompaniment to various desserts. I tried many different recipes and each one never turned out quite right until I hit upon this creation!

Theres just something rather special about making your own hot fudge. You know exactly what goes in, there are no preservatives and it tastes good too. Time to get rid of your store bought chocolate sauce!



The Lovely Wife made some waffles the other day and I made this sauce to go with it. We served the waffles with bananas and chocolate sauce and it was really quite delicious!



This is how I made my chocolate sauce...

Ingredients

4 tsp butter
8 tsp cocoa
¼ cup sugar
½ cup milk
3 tsp Liquid Glucose (or use Corn Syrup if you like)
1 tsp vanilla

Method
In a double boiler, combiner butter and cocoa.
Melt together and stir so that it becomes a smooth paste
Add in sugar and continue to heat
Add milk. Mixture will look like chocolate floating on the milk.
Keep stirring over heat and mixture will eventually combine.
Add liquid glucose a little at a time until desired thickness is reached. Remember it will thicken more when cool
Remove from heat. Add vanilla and let cool




Needless to say, it was a huge hit with the kids. My little princess really enjoyed it and my son has added my chocolate sauce to his list of favourites.



You can add more cocoa to make it more chocolatety. It goes really well with ice cream too and tastes just like something you'd find in an ice cream parlour. Try it out - its really simple and tastes really professional too.

6 comments:

Lauren said...

Heaven. Plain and simple. That looks fantastic - chocolate sauce is always a winner =D.

Bellini Valli said...

It looks as though the chocolate sauce was a huge hit Dharm!!

*~D~* said...

hi Dharm,
What is a substitute for Liquid glucose/corn syrup? Is Liquid glucose just glucose diluted in water?

Dharm said...

liquid glucose is a clear thick syrupy substance found in cake supply shops. Its actually a cheap substitute for corn syrup. i suppose honey might work although i think honey may be too sweet. Liquid glucose helps to thicken the sauce...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That sauce looks scrumptious! Your daughter seems to adore it ;-P...

Cheers,

Rosa

Foodycat said...

That looks so good! Mmmm on coffee icecream...

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