Saturday, October 20, 2018

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Chocolate Lovers Move to the Dark Side with a sauce drizzled over your favorite ice cream or even over a cake slice or brownie. The sauce can be made in under 15 minutes and surpasses any store bought topping. It's the piece de resistance!
Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce   
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Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce
Recipe Cooks Illustrated October 2018
Ingredients:
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa sifted (Hersheys)
  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate (bittersweet or semi-sweet) 
  • 4 TB. butter, cut in 8 pieces
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 TB Amaretto or Kahlua 
Directions:
  • Heat milk, sugar, and salt in a saucepan over medium low heat, whisking gently until sugar has dissolved. and liquid starts to bubble around the edges, 5-6 minutes.  Reduce heat to low and whisk in cocoa. Stir until smooth.
  • Remove pan from heat and add in chocolate pieces. Let stand 3 minutes. Whisk until sauce is smooth and chocolate is fully incorporated. With heat off burner add pan back to stove and add in butter, vanilla and liquor. Whisk until smooth. Cool pan off heat before refrigerating.   
  • Sauce can be refrigerated covered up to a month, though I doubt it will last that long. Can be microwaved uncovered. To reheat only need abut 15 seconds on HIGH. 
How To Make Everything Bagel Spice Seasoning Mix 

Cook's Notes: When using seasoning on store-bought bagels, first brush the top of the bagel with a very thin layer of water, then sprinkle with the everything bagel spice. The water is essential for the spice mix to stick to the bagels.
Recipe makes 1/4 cup and note all proportions are the same with the exception of salt. 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
Directions:
  • Combine ingredients: Spoon each of the spices into a small bowl, and stir together until well-combined.
  • Store the everything bagel spice mix in a sealed container until you're ready to use.
  • The creative possibilities are endless as suggested in November issue Food Network 
Some ideas include the following:
A sprinkle over Deviled Eggs
Puff Pastry Cheese Straws
Cheese Balls
Hummus Dip
Pigs in Blanket

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