Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wicked Chocolate Sauce

Do you like to hostess events at your house?  Or does the thought of this send you into a panic!

I really love to hostess events, but I must admit:  Sometimes I've been a terrible hostess.  Oh, I think the house was clean enough and the food was tasty.  The problem - the hostess was more concerned about making an impression than making her guests comfortable.

Dear Rob and Lori - please forgive me for the time I invited you for a big Chicken Parmesan meal for my two year-old's birthday.  I could sense how bad you felt when I finally collapsed in my chair after all that cooking and said, 
"Whew!  I'm pooped!"

Seriously, who needs to cook Chicken Parmesan 
for a 2 year-old's birthday?

I have since adopted a motto that I try to apply 
to all areas of my life:


Regardless of what I create, how I spend my money, or what I put on this blog - I try to stop and ask myself, "Am I doing this to impress someone.......or to bless them?"

What a freeing way to live
and what a great way to hostess!  

With that in mind, I have a couple of recipes I'd like to share with you over the next few months.  These recipes are easy, super delicious, and can be put together in just a few minutes.  After all, the idea is to spend time with your friends, right?  Not the kitchen!

The first recipe is for a wicked chocolate sauce.  I gave it this name because when I make this sauce, I cannot stop eating it.  It is EVIL!!!!.......but Ohhhh so good.


2 Squares Unsweetened Chocolate
1 Cup Evaporated Milk
1 Stick Unsalted Butter
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt

Mix the ingredients together in a medium pan.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Boil for 3 minutes, continuing to stir.

That's It!

The sauce will have the consistency of chocolate pudding.  To give it a creamier texture, I like to beat it with a hand mixer for about 4 minutes.

This sauce is for a sundae pie where you put ice cream in an oreo crust, layer with this sauce, top with cool whip and then freeze.

In my opinion, however, the sauce is sooo much better on its own or served over ice cream, brownies, warm pieces of get the idea.  

A final thought:  the leftover sauce (if there is any) gets a little sugary.  This can be solved by heating the amount you need in the microwave, or reheating the entire batch in a small sauce pan and stirring frequently.  Just don't stir the crystally stuff high up on the sides of the pan back down into the sauce. 

Or, just simply eat all the sauce in one sitting like we do!  Problem solved.

Thanks for stopping by.......oh, and about that dark ring circling my face, heh, heh.......yes, I guess I did lick the bowl clean!


1 comment:

  1. Yum--I kind of wished you wouldn't have shared this because now I want to make it!:)


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