Chocolate Sauce. Just the term makes me happy. Drizzled on ice cream, poured over pound cake, as a dip for fresh fruit...these are some of my favorite desserts. Sure, you could purchase a jar at the market, but why when it is so easy to make and takes just minutes to prepare?
I love the Chocolove brand of chocolate bars. I have recently discovered their dark chocolate chips. Just a touch sweet, these are perfect for melting. I add organic unsalted butter, best quality vanilla and a touch of sea salt for the most delicious sauce imaginable. Of course, any high-quality dark chocolate brand would work. Perfect for Valentine's Day...don't you think?
Homemade Chocolate Sauce
10 oz best quality dark chocolate chips (I like the Chocolove dark chocolate chips brand)
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 tsp pure Tahitian vanilla
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
ice cream, pound cake, fresh fruit (whatever you like)
Melt dark chocolate in the top pan of a double boiler. Add butter, vanilla and salt and stir until melted and combined. Remove from heat.
Drizzle over ice cream, cake or use as a dip for fresh fruit. Store covered in the refrigerator. To soften, heat in 10-minute increments in the microwave until you reach the desired consistency.
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It is Chocolate For Valentine's Day week at Food Network's Comfort Food Feast roundup. Do you have a favorite chocolate recipe to share? Please list (or link) in the comments below. And be sure to check out the other delicious sounding recipes from my blogger friends and Food Network.
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