Sometimes cake, ice cream or a hot pudding needs an added touch of something special. In my case, it’s a sweet, rich sauce. Whether it’s creamy, caramel, or chocolatey, I love to have something that can be soaked up by a light sponge or drizzled over a crisp thin pancake. One of my favourite recipes to satisfy my sweet tooth has to be for my chocolate fudge sauce. Dark, rich and creamy, it goes perfect with almost any dish. Being such an easy recipe to make, you’ll have to be careful you don’t become addicted to this sauce.
You can serve this straight away after making, as it’s fairly warm from using boiling water to make it. Although, you can also heat it up straight away if you like it hot, or even set it aside to heat up later (however, this sauce is fairly thick as it is, so you will want to add some extra water or oil to loosen it back up again for pouring). If you like your sauce quite runny, feel free to add more oil or water as you go along. I like quite thick sauces, but the main thing is that you make something you’ll love to eat. Being such a simple recipe, feel free to make it your own in any way by adding another flavour or extract (I think peppermint/orange/raspberry would work particularly well). The main thing is that you get creative, and enjoy making it!
chocolate fudge sauce
serves 4 or so, depending on how much sauce you like
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (75g) cocoa powder
1/2 cup (95g) dates
3 tbsp olive oil
1 cup (250ml) boiled water
pinch or so of salt, to taste
1. Add all of the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth. Add more water/oil depending on your desired consistency.
2. If you like the sauce hot, add into a pan to heat up on a medium heat, then pour into a small pouring jug. If not, pour the sauce into the jug straight away and serve onto whatever you like.