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Monday, 1 September 2014

CHOCOLATE SAUCE


Chocolate madness is getting overpowered in me, either to have it in the form of big chunks, or to simply accompany the boring vanilla Ice creams, or by topping my favorite desserts, I never fail to eat chocolate. Neither do I stop myself from drooling over the chocolaty goodness floating through the internet, and to browse images, even at late nights, no matter in what form the chocolate is, solid, molten or completely transformed into cakes and desserts.
Can you simply resist to drool over this pic, NO? Yes you can't. Vanilla Ice cream never tasted so good and was never such beautiful. Molten chocolate flowing down the pale, white scoops, brings life into it. And after you top it with some nuts of your choice, you'll meet Heaven on Earth.

What motivated me to make this chocolate sauce is that I had tons of Ice creams in my freezer, and to eat it as it is was something not doing just to it. When I browsed over number of recipes, I was happy that most of the recipe suggested to use cocoa powder, which is easily available at one's home any time, especially where my kind of person resides, no matter how much chocolate you buy, pantry always runs in short of it. Biggest chocolate thief ever.
You can make this sauce ahead of time and store it in an air-tight container in fridge. I don't know how long exactly it' ll last, but I am sure you don't have to worry about it, coz you'll soon end up in licking the last bit of chocolate sauce in the jar.
Ready to go to the fridge

Sorry for portraying the background mess in this, but I just wanted to show you how thick it is. Its consistency looked just like the molten chocolate, and you get quite a lot from half cup cocoa powder, without making it watery. In fact, it is the flour added with cocoa makes it thick.

Wanna try some chocolate milk shake? Just add 1/4 th cup of chocolate sauce to a few scoops of vanilla ice-cream and some milk, blend it in a blender and you are ready to go. You can add some sugar if you want and also adding some peanut butter really makes it thick and make it taste more like Snickers chocolate bar. Also if you are a peanut butter hater, having it this way, would make you fall in love with it.




Ingredients:

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder- 1/2 cup
  • Sugar- 3/4 cup
  • All purpose flour- 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Milk- 1 and 1/4 cup
  • Butter- 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
  • pinch of salt

Method:

  • Place unsweetened cocoa, sugar and flour in a bowl and mix everything together.
  • In sauce pan, heat milk and butter to it.
  • When the milk starts to boil, reduce the flame to medium low and add the cocoa mixture in 3 batches, mixing well with a whisk after each addition.
  • Stir continuously for about 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens
  • Off the  flame and add a pinch of salt. This will bring out the real chocolate flavors.
Enjoy it with ice-cream or with any dessert of your choice.
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