An “impact event” occurs when two celestial bodies collide. Chocolate being the food of the gods, a Baking impact event is when two flavours hit you like a bolt of lightning and your taste buds sing; everything changes and you dream up more ways to bring them together. That’s how I feel about hot fudge sauce and frozen yogurt. So simple, so delicious!
I made hot fudge sauce for Boyfriend tonight as a surprise. I learned to make this when I was 8 years old, it’s from Master Your Microwave which is available on Amazon.ca. The book stands out in my mind for 2 reasons; it was the first recipe I ever made of my own volition, an innocent time when I didn’t understand arcing and would put metal pans in the microwave to watch the pretty blue sparks. (Sorry Mom.)
Time required: 10 minutes
Yields: double batch
Total cost if you have none of the ingredients: $18.00
Cost per serving: minuscule
Kitchen implements I used: microwave & microwave-safe glass bowl
- 1 C granulated white sugar
- 6 TBSP cocoa
- 3 TBSP powdered cornstarch
- pinch of salt
- 1 C water
- 4 TBSP butter
- 2 TSP vanilla
Step 1 – in large glass bowl, combine dry ingredients
Step 2 – whisk in water
Step 3 – microwave on High for 8 minutes, stirring every 60 seconds.
It remains fairly watery until the 6 minute mark, and at that point it starts turning into a thick gelatinous goo (which was considered and discarded as a potential name for this blog):
After the 8 minute mark, it’s thoroughly thickened up:
Step 4 – stir in butter and vanilla, whisking until thoroughly combined
Step 5 – add to frozen yogurt…
… or stuff it into a cream puff. (Great idea Boyfriend!)
Verdict: delicious as expected! I used to make this all the time but haven’t made it in years, and found myself yearning for some tonight. Alas I had no bananas to add to my sundae. You could also make some fresh caramel, mmmmm.
Boyfriend said, “Oooh. That’s good. That’s really good. It’s like everything that’s good melting in your mouth at the perfect temperature.”