ozs. best-quality unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
ozs. best-quality semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
c. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
c. sifted or strained Dutch process unsweetened cocoa powder
c. heavy cream
Tbsp. light corn syrup
In small heatproof bowl, combine chopped chocolates and butter.
Place over simmering water on low heat (water should not touch
bottom of bowl). Stir often until smooth. Remove from heat and
hot water. Briskly whisk in cocoa powder until most lumps are
dissolved. Set aside near stove.
heavy-bottomed, nonreactive two quart pot, combine sugar, cream,
corn syrup, water, and salt. Stir constantly over medium-low
heat, scraping pot sides occasionally, until sugar is dissolved
(this may take up to 10 minutes). Increase heat to medium; stir
almost constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Boil 6 minutes,
stirring occasionally. This should come to a rolling boil, but
reduce heat if it threatens to boil over.
from heat. Let stand until bubbling stops. Add chocolate mixture
to pot; with whisk, stir in well for a minute or two until combined
and smooth. Cool briefly, then whisk in vanilla. Store in refrigerator.
About 2-1/3 cups
reheat: Reheat only as much sauce as you need (repeated
heating and chilling may make the sauce grainy). Scrape sauce
into heatproof bowl. Set over simmering water on low heat (water
should not touch bottom of bowl). Stir often, heating just until
sauce is warm. Alternatively, heat in microwaveable bowl at
50% (medium) power for short intervals, stirring thoroughly
between each, just until sauce is warm.
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