Friday, July 25, 2008

Hooray for National Hot Fudge Sundae Day!

What is the key to celebrating this most fabulous holiday? A damn fine hot fudge recipe. And with that, I am reposting the one I shared way back in January. After all, how does that old adage go? Oh yeah: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. This is the world's best hot fudge recipe.
Here's my idea of a great way to celebrate today:
First: 2 scoops of homemade Philadelphia-style vanilla ice cream (from David Lebovitz's incredible ice cream book!) drowning in this hot fudge, and topped with colored sprinkles, chopped nuts, and whipped cream.

Gym or Wii Fit to remove some of the guilt.

Hot Fudge Sauce

2/3 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/3 c. dark brown sugar, packed
1/4 c. unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. salt
6 oz. fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), finely chopped
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Bring cream, corn syrup, sugar, cocoa, salt, and half of chocolate to a boil in a 1 to 1 1/2 quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring until chocolate is melted. Reduce heat and cook at a low boil, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes, then remove from heat. Add butter, vanilla, and remaining chocolate and stir until smooth. Cool sauce to warm before serving. Makes about 2 cups.

Cook's Note: Sauce can be made 1 week ahead and cooled completely, then chilled in an airtight container or jar. Reheat before using.


Gary said...

Hi Marni,
I didn't know today was National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. I've already had a chocolate cupcake today (new place in San Carlos). I guess I'll just have to have a hot fudge sundae also. Love your blog.
Uncle Gary

Marni said...

Uncle Gary - i hope you got your sundae!!! but if you didn't, it's never too late to celebrate this holiday. ;)

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