Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mrs. Stephenson's Hot Chocolate Sauce

Because it's lousy bitter and I'm going south to see my grandfather tomorrow:
my grandmother's recipe for Hot Chocolate Sauce. Grandma would have podcasted had this had been her era.

The recipe arrived last week, like a thin blue airmail letter that folded into its own envelope - an unexpected email from an old family friend who thought to copy me.
(worrying I'd one evening sit before a large bowl, vanilla barely visible beneath its cloak of chocolate and, tasting, declare there was something uncannily familiar...)



Mrs. Stephenson's Hot Chocolate Sauce
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Requested by Judy Manley in VT (house in this month's Martha Stewart mag)

Combine in heavy sauce pan & stir till dissolved:
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 T. butter (or oleo--from the '50s)
4 oz Chocolate (Baker's unsweetened dark)
1 cup heavy cream

Boil these without stirring for 7 minutes Add 1 tsp vanilla
Keep hot in double boiler

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c - wishing sweet dreams and about-face return to the era of recipe cards

1 comment:

Marie-Helene Carleton said...

eager to try, and wondering what is a double boiler?