Rich Chocolate Sauce

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Each recipe makes about

    450 ml

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Chocolate sauce is very easy to make. However, when using chocolate, it’s important never to overheat it as this will leave you with a grainy texture. Instead, what we are after is a rich thick glossy sauce. Here are a couple to choose from. The first has been taken from More Rhodes Around Britain and the second, well, this must be the ultimate thick chocolate sauce. It’s very rich and tasty. It can be thinned out with the addition of more cream or milk.

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Sauce

  • 225 g (8 oz) good quality plain chocolate
  • 150 ml (5 fl oz) milk
  • 75 ml (3 fl oz) double cream
  • 40 g ( oz) caster sugar
  • 25 g (1 oz) unsalted butter (optional)

For Ultimate Chocolate Sauce

  • 225 g (8 oz) good quality plain chocolate
  • 250 ml (8 fl oz) double cream
  • 25 g (1 oz) unsalted butter

Method

To make the first sauce, melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Boil the milk and cream with the sugar and stir into the chocolate. Stir in the butter, if using, while the sauce is warm to enrich the flavour and texture. Allow the sauce to cool.

To make the ultimate chocolate sauce, melt the chocolate with the cream in a bowl over a pan of hot water and once warm, add the butter. You now have a thick rich chocolate sauce. This is best eaten cold or just warm. Trying to serve this as a hot sauce will simply separate the butter.

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