Sunday, 9 November 2014

Chocolate Fudge Dip

Chocolate fudge sauce recipe
This is such a nice, easy, healthy(ish) dessert for a special occasion.

My kids don't like Christmas pudding so every Christmas I would try to find them an alternative, something a bit fancy but fairly light after all that dinner.
We tried a few different things but then one year had Chocolate fondue and haven't looked back.
For basic Chocolate fondue you just melt some cheap and cheerful chocolate in a bowl in the microwave with a splash of milk. Add the milk before you start warming or it goes all funny. Stir till it's all smooth and VoilĂ ! Easy Peasy, serve with cut up fruit so you feel like a good parent, giving your kids healthy food.

We've had this basic "just chocolate" version for special occasions for years, the fruit varies according to what's available but the melted chocolate bit has always been the same. Nothing wrong with melted Chocolate but I fancied a change.
I found this recipe for Hot Fudge Sauce on 2 Kids and Tired Cooks I thought I might have found a tasty alternative.

I'm in the UK and so sometimes have a little confusion with quantities. I have a set of cups so that's all fine and dandy but what is a cube of butter? The internet gives different answers depending on who you ask! How big are cans over there? They come in all different sizes here! All very confusing. 
Anyhow, I had a go, added what I had/what I thought, tweaked it a little here and there and made this:
Chocolate fudge sauce recipe
Chocolate Fudge Dip/Sauce. Oh my giddy aunt, it is delicious! 

Chocolate Fudge Dip

Makes 2 dessert sizes bowls for sharing in the middle of a fruit platter or 6 little ramekin sizes individual portions as photographed.

4 oz Butter
12 oz or 1.5 cups Sugar (I used caster sugar which is somewhere between granulated and icing)
1 small tin evaporated milk (170g which is just over 1/2 cup)
4 oz inexpensive chocolate

Melt all the ingredients in a microwave (don't overheat or the chocolate goes weird) and stir well till smooth.

Easy as that! You can serve it hot or cold with fresh fruit like we did here, or pour it like a sauce over a sponge pudding (not quite so healthy)

Holly from 2 Kids and Tired Cooks has updated her recipe to show the quantities more clearly for us "across the pond", turns out her version is more evaporated milk and sugar and less chocolate.

I think you should try both and see which you prefer! Or try your own version, imagine this with a slosh of liquor (for the grown ups only) or maybe a little coffee essence, or mint? Not both obviously, I'm thinking one or the other! 
Chocolate fudge Sauce recipe

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Julie Nyanyo
Julie Nyanyo

Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.

22 comments:

  1. Oooooh this looks really good. I think I'll try it out this Sunday when we do dinner with the extended family. Also, I can say with confidence that a cube or stick of butter is 1/2 cup. I am a butter expert!

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    1. Thanks Shelly, I have a conversion chart stuck inside a kitchen cupboard door but it only deals in cups, oz and grams so I'm going to add that fact right now

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  2. This sounds really yummy! Thanks for sharing! Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at http://www.houseofhipsters.com

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    1. Thanks Kyla, I'll pop by and have a look on Saturday.

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  3. I'm so glad you were able to make it work! It really is yummy isn't it?

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    1. It most certainly is, thank you so much for letting me share your original inspiration.

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  4. this looks so yummy!! my kids would drink that chocolate fudge dip straight :) will be pinning and trying, thanks for sharing! stopping by from the on display thursday link up!

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    1. Oooh, speaking of drinking it up, I bet you could whisk a spoonful or two into hot milk and make a chocolate fudge milkshake - I'll be trying THAT next time!

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  5. Mmmm! Looks great! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

    Emily & Erin

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  6. My kids would LOVE me for this! Chocolate is a favorite by everyone in the family. Pinning!

    Thank you for linking up with Creative Style Linkup! Have a blessed weekend!

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    1. Thanks April, and the best bit is the kids eat loads of fruit without even realising.

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  7. Yum! This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up!

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  8. A fun dessert for sure. I have half a bag of chocolate melts that will be perfect for trying this out. Wish me luck!

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    1. Good Luck Susan, I'm sure it will turn out great!

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  9. I have never heard of caster suger befor, now I will have to find that one. Thanks for sharing on Friday Feature Linky Party!!
    Have a great week!!

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    1. Ah, I am gathering that caster sugar is an English thing, I'll add something to the post to explain it a bit - thanks for letting me know.

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  10. Yummy. My girls will love this. Great that you've used fruit to dip. I have never had chocolate on fruit but it looks delicious #handmademonday

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    1. Never dipped fruit in chocolate???? You are missing a real treat! Strawberries are lovely and sliced banana too, it depends what time of year it is and what's available in the shops.

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  11. A yummy treat! Thanks for sharing it at Make It Monday.

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  12. Yummy, it looks delicious! Looks like you did a good job at guessing some of those measurements. :)
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

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  13. What a great tip! Hello, my name is Misty, from The LadyPrefers2Save at http://theladypreferstosave.com, and I'm one of the new co-hosts for the Merry Monday Linky Party! I wanted to write and thank you for linking up to this weeks Merry Monday party, as well as to let you know that your post will be linked to the Merry Monday Pinterest board, as well my social media accounts. I would love to have you also stop by my blog as well! Thanks for linking up at the Merry Monday's Linky Party this week, and I hope to see you linking up next week as well. Have an awesome week!

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