Thursday, September 23, 2010

chocolate roux--inspired by the movie chocolat

when i was in grammar school
i had a small chocolate business
with my sister
(and my mom--let's face it she did A LOT of the work)
we crafted
 bon bons, 
milk chocolate bunnies,
and lollies
when we probably should have been
doing homework

we did a good business
and i always thought i would grow up 
to own a fancy chocolatier
much like vianne's
in chocolat
if i am to  be truthful
i am much more
caroline than vianne
and not just because of the catholic thing
or perhaps
specifically because of the catholic thing
rules and ritual
thats my bag


 when i grow old
i care nothing about wearing purple
i want to be armande

confused by this post?
that can only mean
you haven't seen the movie

the movie that inspires
an army of chocoholics
and me
to rush to our kitchens
and create

for you today
a warm chocolate sauce with a bit of a kick
that becomes a bit chewy when it hits
the cold shock of ice cream

i know roux would approve
it is his favorite
is it yours?
spin the wheel
what do you see?
chocolate roux
(printable recipe)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup very dark unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup dark brown sugar--lightly packed
3 Tbs unsalted butter
2 Tbs corn syrup
generous pinch kosher salt
1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
pinch chipotle pepper powder (you can use up to 1/4 tsp if you love it)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
place the cream, cocoa powder, brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a saucepan. heat over low heat and continue stirring as it comes to a boil.  let it cook on a low simmer about 3 minutes..continuing to stir.  remove from heat and whisk in chocolate chips, chipotle powder and vanilla extract.  use while warm.
i participate in food 'n flix
each month we cook from our hearts
inspired by a great movie
this is also linked to sundays at one


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