Sambuca chocolate sauce

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Water
⅔ cup Sugar
¾ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder; (preferably Dutch
; process)
½ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Heavy cream
½ Stick unsalted butter; (1/4 cup)
1 teaspoon Vanilla
¼ cup Sambuca; or to taste

In a small heavy saucepan combine water and sugar and boil, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Remove pan from heat and whisking cocoa powder, whisking until smooth. Whisk in salt, cream, and butter and return pan to moderately low heat, whisking until butter is melted. Simmer sauce until thickened slightly, about 2 minutes, and stir in vanilla and Sambuca. Cool sauce completely and transfer to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Sauce keeps, covered and chilled, 1 month. Serve sauce warm over ice cream.

Makes about 2 cups.

Gourmet December 1994

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