Ok, so I’m not nuts about chocolate at all, and I usually get weird looks when I tell people I don’t really like it.
My glutard on the other hand. Whole different story. He LOVES chocolate and anything sweet. So, todays recipe is especially for him (and it has already been approved of yet!).
I made, well cheated on making, chocolate spice cookies. The spice cookies we got for free at the market played the leading role in this recipe (and I will, I promise, post an original recipe soon!). The chocolate sauce however was made by scratch. The ingredients:
130 ml water
200 grams of cocoa powder
5 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
Optional: vanilla aroma
It’s really easy: add the water, cocoa powder, sugar and salt to a saucepan. Turn on the heat, but keep it low to begin with: we don’t want to burn anything!
After the ingredients form one liquid you can turn up the heat to a medium. Take it off the heat once the sides start to bubble a bit (so not a full boil). Add vanilla aroma now.
That was it for the sauce!
I had immediately added the spice cookies and let the mix cool for about 10 minutes in the fridge. After the initial cooling, take out your bowl of spice cookie/chocolate sauce mix and seperate your cookies from your excess chocolate sauce. Try to get as little extra sauce on the cookies as possible, as the cookies may fall apart or get mushy. Put the spice cookies in the fridge until set and there you have it, chocolate spice cookies!
But wait! There’s more! Because now you should have another bowl (or the saucepan) with excess chocolate sauce. I decided to make chocolates!
I took a plastic ice-cube tray and poured in the spiced-chocolate (since some cookies had already gone mushy, I got this funky flavor). Put it in the fridge for half an hour and then in the freezer and eat whenever you want (mine was in the freezer for an hour).
But something had happend. Instead of actually getting chocolates, I got the weirdest thing. The best way to describe it would be a love-baby between chocolate ice-cream and fudge. The same texture as fudge, with the icyness (of course) and flavor of chocolate ice-cream. I hadn’t ever expected anything made on waterbase to be this creamy.
You can see the exact scoop – it wasn’t runny or anything!