Recipe by Sarah Phillips; Food styling and photos by Sarah Phillips © 2012 Sarah Phillips CraftyBaking.com
This hot fudge sauce is wonderful over ice cream, and then topped with a cherry or with whipped cream as well. It has a wonderful chocolate flavor. Add in 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso powder with the cocoa powder for a more pronounced flavor, if desired.
One of the problems with hot fudge sauce is that is gets grainy readily, so I switched the regular granulated sugar to powdered sugar which dissolves more readily. Powdered sugar also contains cornstarch which also helps thicken the sauce, another issue when making fudge sauce; many times it can be too thin causing it to slip right off the ice cream and pool into the bottom of the bowl rather than sticking to the ice cream. I also have you sift the cocoa powder with the sugar because often times it will lump when you add it to heavy cream, especially when the cream has not been warmed slightly. Using Lyle's Golden Syrup adds nice caramel notes to the recipe.
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