Monday, March 29, 2010

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

I decided to have a little fun in the kitchen and whip up some homemade fudge sauce. I found a healthy recipe using coconut oil, which I had an almost brand-new jar in the house, and thought this could be fun.

Ingredients
3 Tbsp butter
3-5 Tbsp (heaping) honey
3 Tbsp coconut oil
4 Tbsp cocoa powder
¼ tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
½-1 tsp salt

Directions
1. Place butter, honey, and coconut oil in a medium saucepan and melt over low heat.
2. Add remaining ingredients. Start out with the smaller amount of salt.
3. Whisk mixture thoroughly to combine.
4. Sample and adjust sweetness and chocolatey-ness to taste. If chocolate flavor seems muted, add more salt, increasing by a few grains at a time until chocolate flavor is deep and fudgy. (You should not ever be able to taste salt in the sauce). The salt really enhances the chocolate flavor, so don’t skip it!

The chocolate sauce tasted great fresh and if I had some ice cream in the house I would have used it right away. However, if you know about coconut oil, it is a solid at room temperature, but a liquid when heated up. So by attempting to store it for later use in the refrigerator, the oil harden again, and separated, rising to the top, which I wasn't really expecting. Next time I'll get the ice cream first, then make the sauce and use it right away. I wouldn't really suggest storing it, but then that's just my opinion.

1 comment:

oli said...

Well, it looks great but how did it taste?