I get to have lunch with some pretty fabulous women each Friday. On a handful of those occasions the host for that week has served ice cream with hot fudge for dessert. Now we're not talking just any ol' hot fudge. This is home-made-from-scratch hot fudge. Now I'm ruined. Positively ruined. I cannot bring myself to eat regular store bought hot fudge. No. Now I have to have home-made hot fudge ready in my fridge for any moment that I might get that particular craving, which lately has been a daily event.
This is a recipe I found off of allrecipes.com and oh my is it good. My son even dips saltine crackers into it when I'm not looking. What I'd like to try next, is using this to make a chocolate shake. Chocolate shakes have iron in them, don't they??
Hot Fudge Sauce II
4 (1-oz) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 cup white sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 Tbsp butter
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until mostly melted. Transfer to a heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat and stir in sugar, salt and butter. Stir in cream, a little at a time until smooth. Heat through, without boiling, then remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Store in refrigerator.