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Chocolate Dessert Sauce

Serve this sauce warm or cold over a variety of desserts. For best results, use a 70 percent dark chocolate

Prep Time: prep 5 mins

Cooking Time: cook 6-7 mins

Serves: makes 1-2 cups


  • 8oz ( 225g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 / 4 cup golden syrup
  • 3 drops pure vanilla extract
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  1. Place all the ingredients along with 2 tbsp water into a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring, for 6-7 minutes, or until smooth and glossy.
  • prep 5 mins; cook 6-7 mins


Chocolate and Coffee Dessert Sauce: For a more sophisticated chocolate sauce, add 5-6 tbsp strong black coffee, 2 tbsp brandy, and 1-3 tbsp confectioner's sugar, to taste.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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