Chocolate Almond Sauce
Yield: 2 1/4 cups
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Three 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
1 3/4 cups half and half cream
1 cup granulated white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon salted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1. Melt the chocolate and cream in the top of a double boiler over hot water (or set a heat-safe bowl over a pot of simmering water). Cook and stir until smooth- with heat on low, stirring occasionally.
2. Combine the sugar, flour and salt; add enough of the chocolate mixture to make a smooth paste. Blend into the remaining chocolate mixture. Cook until smooth and slightly thick, about 10 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.
*If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use brands of chocolate and vanilla that are known to be GF.
*This sauce should be refrigerated. It reheats easily.