Making a Perfect Chocolate Sauce could not be easier! This truly is chocolate sauce perfection! So, make your own chocolate sauce and forget the store bought ones.
Once you fall in love with this chocolate sauce, you might want to keep a jar of it handy in your refrigerator. The rich and velvety chocolate sauce is amazingly versatile! No vanilla and no sugar is added – just high-quality chocolate with cream, water, and a little butter to give just the right texture and taste.
Remember, your sauce is only as good as the chocolate you use, so buy the best you can afford. Learn all about dark chocolate.
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Perfect Chocolate Sauce Recipe:
Perfect Chocolate Sauce Recipe
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup water
Pinch of coarse salt or sea salt
8 ounces good-quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped*
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
* Use a chocolate with 70% to 75% cacao. Chocolate bars in the 70% to 75% range have a wealth of flavor that comes through more clearly than bars with a lower percentage of cacao - and a higher percentage of sugar.
In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over high heat, bring the cream, water, and salt to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Just before it starts to boil, turn off the heat and remove the pan from the stove.
Add the chocolate and butter, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula to incorporate. Keep stirring until the chocolate and butter melt and the sauce is perfectly smooth.
Serve immediately, or reheat when ready to use.
NOTE: The chocolate sauce can be stored, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for several week. To serve, heat it in a double boiler, stirring occasionally.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.
Each tablespoon: 74 calories; 1 gram protein; 3 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 7 grams fat; 4 grams saturated fat; 9 mg. cholesterol; 8 mg. sodium.
Sources: This recipe is from the Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2007 article by Amy Scattergood, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer.