The holidays are upon us, how they arrived so fast I have no idea! It seems like a few sorts weeks ago I was laying on the beach. I am currently trying to get into the holiday mode.
One of the things I like to do for family and friends at the holidays is give homemade gifts. Aside from the usual cookies, I like to make candy and ice cream toppings. Once of the easiest and tastiest is Homemade Hot Fudge.
You could make fudge, caramel, and a few other sauces, put it in a basket with some brownies and other ice cream topping and have the perfect gift for the sundae lovers in your family. Personally, I do not know anyone that would not like a jar or two of this fabulous fudge sauce perfect by the king of chocolate, David Lebovitz.
Homemade Hot Fudge
Recipe from David Lebovitz
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt the chocolate and the butter in a bowl set over simmering water, stir until smooth. In a medium saucepan, while the chocolate is melting, whisk together the sugars, cocoa, corn syrup, salt and heavy cream. Heat the mixture over low-medium heat until the mixture starts to thicken and comes to a low boil. Continue to cook for 45 seconds.
Remove from the heat and whisk in the melted chocolate.
Serve over ice cream, cake or whatever suits your fancy.
NOTE: The hot fudge can be stored for up to one week in the refrigerator. Rewarm gently and use a bit of cream to thin out if mixture is to thick.