Hot Fudge Sauce
Estimated Cost: $2.50 for about 1 and 1/2 cups
slightly adapated from Dorie Greenspan'
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup cream
3 tablespoons light corn syrup or honey
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a medium microwaveable bowl, place butter and chocolate. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Meanwhile, combine cream, corn syrup, sugar and salt in small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook for one minute. Pour cream into chocolate in three additions, whisking until smooth. Serve immediately or store in fridge for up to three weeks.
Salty Caramel Peanut Sauce
slightly adapted from Dorie Greenspan
Estimated Cost: $1.25 for 1 cup (without peanuts)
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon corn syrup
3/4 cup cream
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup lightly salted dry roasted peanuts, optional
Place the sugar, water and cornsyrup in a medium heavy bottomed saucepan. Combine with a wooden spoon. Stop stirring and turn the heat on to medium. Cook until sugar melts into a deep caramel color, about 5-10 minutes. I like mine to be the color of an old penny. You can brush down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush but DON"T STIR. Reduce heat to low and add cream and butter. Stand back and watch out for splatters. When the splatters die down, stir sauce until smooth. Add nuts and serve immediately or store in fridge for about 1 week.
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