Chocolate sauce

Chocolate sauce
This rich smooth chocolate sauce, with its full flavour, is one of the indispensable ingredients of profiteroles, but it can be used with many others desserts.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Chocolate sauce
Break 200 g dark chocolate into small pieces, and melt in a bain-marie

Stage 2 - 7 min.
Chocolate sauce
In a pan pour 200 ml milk and 40 ml liquid cream.

Bring to the boil on low heat.

Stage 3 - 7 min.
Chocolate sauce
Add 40 g butter and 40 g caster sugar, mix well and bring back to the boil again.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Chocolate sauce
Pour in melted chocolate.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Chocolate sauce
Then over low heat, mix with a whisk or a maryse to get a smooth sauce.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Chocolate sauce
Bring to the boil one last time, it's ready.
You can easily make this sauce in advance, and then reheat it: low heat, bain-marie or microwave oven. It's really delicious hot or warm.

This recipe is warmly dedicated to Eric, a great chocolate lover, to whom I promised it a (too) long time ago.
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
After G. Lenôtre.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,801 Kcal or 7,540 Kj15 gr175 gr116 gr
90 %6 %16 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
346 Kcal or 1,449 Kj3 gr34 gr22 gr
17 %1 %3 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
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  • If it's cocoa powder, you need to add some butter with, otherwise it could be too dry.
    Posted by jh july 31th 2020 at 09:51 (n° 2)
  • Can I use chocolate powder instead of bars.
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