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Category: Sauces and condiments

Warm Bittersweet Sauce

It's time for comfort desserts. Forget calories; think pleasure. Homey desserts are what count here, not complex presentations or preparations. Here are my all-time comfort dessert winners. This Warm Toffee Pudding Cake with creme fraiche is what a comfort dessert ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes | Makes 1 1/4 cups
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Dash salt

Step 1Cook the chocolate, butter, sugar, milk and cream in the top of a double boiler set over, but not touching, gently simmering water, stirring often, until smooth, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 2Remove the sauce from the heat. Stir in the vanilla and salt. Serve warm. (This can be made ahead and refrigerated up to 1 week or frozen up to 1 month. Gently reheat in the microwave oven at 50% power or in a double boiler over boiling water until warm and flowing.)

Each tablespoon:
81 calories; 19 mg sodium; 9 mg cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 8 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 0.50 gram fiber.
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