Have you ever read the ingredients of the chocolate syrup that you buy at the grocery store? Let's just say I can't pronounce half of them, whereas you know what exactly is going into this chocolate sauce. It's so simple (ever for beginners) to make and takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish. It may not make it into the "healthy" category, but, it is a step up from what is in the grocery store chocolate sauce. So... this chocolate sauce, it is amazing, and slightly too good. I just like to periodically open the fridge door with one hand and a spoon in the other and dip the spoon in the chocolate sauce. Healthy? Not so much, put it's a nice little treat every once in a while. There are other uses for this sauce though, it's amazing on top of a big scoop of ice cream or it is also really good on top of flourless chocolate cake (coming Wednesday...). Yum, yum! I hope you try this recipe, because it is defiantly a keeper for us.
Happy Labor Day! How are you planning on spending it? For me I'm going to spend it doing some odd jobs that need to be done before I start school tomorrow and maybe make a peach pie... (I've really been wanting a peach pie lately)
Chocolate Sauce recipe for The Fannie Farmer Cookbook
2 Tablespoons butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Put the butter and chocolate in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and stir over low heat until the chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, salt, and water. Beat until smooth, return to moderate heat, and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes. Remove and cool a little, then add the vanilla.