Remember all that lovely Cointreau that had strawberries soaking in it? I have been trying a few things lately that have a bit of that lovely liqueur in them, but of course you could use your favourite liqueur as a substitute here.
This is quite a rich sauce but is extremely yummy on fruit, ice-cream, or you could even put a dash of it in a milkshake – just for the grownups of course!. Just be wary, the alcohol is still active.
I made this in a large pyrex jug, so instead of weighing the chocolate, I measured it in. Using an eye measure with chocolate means that it isn’t precise – some of the buttons will stick up above the line, but you don’t have to be precise with this recipe.
1 & 1/2 cups good quality dark chocolate;
1/2 cup thickened cream;
1/4 cup cointreau (or substitute).
Place the chocolate and cream in a jug and place in the microwave for 30 seconds, shaking when done. Repeat twice, then stir until the mixture is smooth. Once smooth, add the liqueur. If you are pouring this on a hot dessert, you can use it straight away, if using it on something like ice-cream wait until it cools a little. You can store any leftovers in the fridge for a few days.