Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Aunt Mona's Hot Fudge Sauce

My great-great Aunt Mona's philosophy was, "A hot fudge sundae a day keeps the doctor away." She lived a long and healthy life, so there may have been something to that. Anyway, she created an amazing hot fudge sauce recipe. Whenever company came over, she would serve it and give them a jar to take home.
I really wish I knew her.
Anyway, I decided to cook up a batch today. I have all sorts of yummy things to put it in, so stay tuned!

Aunt Mona's Hot Fudge Sauce

2/3 cup cocoa
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup sugar
2 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter (or oil, but butter is better)
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix cocoa, flour, and sugar in a saucepan and add the boiling water.
Or a bowl.
Cook for 2 minutes off heat, stirring.

Add vanilla, butter, and salt and stir until butter is melted. If using oil, whisk until oil is incorporated.
I was making it for a friend allergic to dairy, so I used oil.
This fudge sauce is the best fudge sauce you'll ever have, guaranteed. It is deep and dark and wonderfully bittersweet. Definitely not a sweet sauce, it still tastes very chocolately and delicious. It pairs perfectly with any dessert, but is absolutely amazing when poured over a sweet ice cream. (I may or may not have dipped a macaroon in it as well.) Using oil makes the texture a little more, well, oily than using butter, but it also makes the sauce vegan.
If you're looking for the world's best fudge sauce, this is it. Stay tuned for more recipes featuring it!

1 comment:

  1. I had the privilege of knowing Aunt Mona and I have eaten and made this recipe many times. I can only is the best !