I can't believe she's six and it makes me a little sad because I know she'll be in school full time next year. I always shed a tear or two when my kids start 1st grade because I know I won't see them as much anymore. As much as I love to watch them learn and grow it's always a little bittersweet.
Emma is by far my pickiest eater. I think she lived solely on pb & j sandwiches, quesadillas, and waffles for the first four years of her life. She has branched out a little and we're working on trying new things everyday. For Emma's birthday dessert she picked hot fudge sundaes. Yum! For sure one of my all time favorites I figured since I was getting off so easy I might as well make the hot fudge sauce. I've tried a few recipes but this is one of my favorites. It comes from the famous Ben and Jerry as in the Ice Cream Ben and Jerry's. Chocolatey, silky, decadent, delicious! I like this sauce because it keeps really well in the fridge.
Hot Fudge Sauce
From Ben and Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy or whipping cream (for extra decadent, use all cream)
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter, stirring frequently. Add the cocoa and whisk until it dissolves. Using a slotted spoon, gradually stir in the sugar (the mixture should be the consistency of wet sand.) Cook over the simmering water, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Gradually stir in the milk and cream. Continue cooking and stirring for one hour, checking the water level in the double boiler and replenishing it when necessary. When the fudge is completely smooth and the sugar is dissolved, the sauce is ready. Makes one generous quart.
Posted by: Sallie