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Grand Champion

12.19.11

I swear, this will be my last post about chocolate sauces for a very long time. But, I just couldn't let this go. I owe it to you all, loyal chocolate-loving readers. 

Grand Champion

Over the weekend, my grandmother's Chocolate Chewy Sauce recipe was finally found. For dinner at my Dad's house Friday night, we made up a batch with her recipe. We felt it our duty. It was an act of research. All in the name of science and foodology. Science served up over locally-made peanut butter ice cream.

Mom, I'm sorry. Meemu's sauce recipe is not only superior, but I might be bold enough to say extremely superior. I grew up on your recipe, so I can only think that something has somehow failed in translation from my kitchen to yours. I blame myself. 

However, in the meantime, I feel it my duty to share this recipe, awarded Grand Champion among all those involved, by a talented, highly-experienced panel of judges.

Some notes before I begin….

I did not melt the chocolate in a double-boiler as the recipe suggests. I do however highly recommend you make the sauce in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Otherwise, during the boiling, you really run the risk of burning or over-boiling the sauce. We don't want that to happen. The recipe calls for vanilla. I do not add it per a little note at the bottom of the recipe that says "no vanilla". I remember now, that my grandmother did not like vanilla. So feel free to add if you wish. 

MPM's Chocolate Chewy Sauce

In double boiler melt 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate. Add 2 tablespoons of butter. ( I add these at the same time.) Stir and blend well. Add 2/3 cup boiling water. 

Stir well and add 2 cups of sugar and 4 tablespoons of light corn syrup. 

Boil readily for 8 minutes, without stirring (Don't do it! You'll want to, but don't do it!) over direct heat. Remove from heat. *Just before serviing add 1 teaspoon vanilla.

*Original recipe is edited and says, "no vanilla".

Enjoy, my friends. Next week I'll share my recipe for a really great veggie tray, I swear. 🙂

 

I swear, this will be my last post about chocolate sauces for a very long time. But, I just couldn’t let this go. I owe it to you all, loyal chocolate-loving readers.

 

Grand Champion

 

Over the weekend, my grandmother’s Chocolate Chewy Sauce recipe was finally found. For dinner at my Dad’s house Friday night, we made up a batch with her recipe. We felt it our duty. It was an act of research. All in the name of science and foodology. Science served up over locally-made peanut butter ice cream.

 

Mom, I’m sorry. Meemu’s sauce recipe is not only superior, but I might be bold enough to say extremely superior. I grew up on your recipe, so I can only think that something has somehow failed in translation from my kitchen to yours. I blame myself.

 

However, in the meantime, I feel it my duty to share this recipe, awarded Grand Champion among all those involved, by a talented, highly-experienced panel of judges.

 

Some notes before I begin….

 

I did not melt the chocolate in a double-boiler as the recipe suggests. I do however highly recommend you make the sauce in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Otherwise, during the boiling, you really run the risk of burning or over-boiling the sauce. We don’t want that to happen. The recipe calls for vanilla. I do not add it per a little note at the bottom of the recipe that says “no vanilla”. I remember now, that my grandmother did not like vanilla. So feel free to add if you wish.

 

MPM’s Chocolate Chewy Sauce

 

In double boiler melt 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate. Add 2 tablespoons of butter. ( I add these at the same time.) Stir and blend well. Add 2/3 cup boiling water. 

 

Stir well and add 2 cups of sugar and 4 tablespoons of light corn syrup. 

 

Boil readily for 8 minutes, without stirring (Don’t do it! You’ll want to, but don’t do it!) over direct heat. Remove from heat. *Just before serviing add 1 teaspoon vanilla.

 

*Original recipe is edited and says, “no vanilla”.

 

Enjoy, my friends. Next week I’ll share my recipe for a really great veggie tray, I swear. 🙂

 

 

5 comments on “Grand Champion”

  1. Were you able to compare to NAS’s recipe for chocolate sauce as well? Hers is really fudgy good, but not chewy. Maybe it needs to be in the judging class of your other sauce recipe that you jar. Now I don’t know what to use….we are having it over peppermint icecream on Christmas eve. A nice way to start the holiday binging….

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