Chocolate sauce: simple sweetness
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A simple to make and very versatile chocolate sauce.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2-4
  • 1 part (default 100 ml) cocoa
  • 1 part sugar
  • 1 part water
  1. Put the sugar and cocoa in the pot and whisk gently to mix. This helps the coca mix with the water without lumps.
  2. Add the water and whisk.
  3. Put on the stove on medium heat, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn’t catch or burn.
  4. Bring to the boil, lower the heat to a simmer and cook for about five minutes. The longer you cook it, the more water boils off, raising the proportion of sugar and also the stickness of the sauce. If you reduce it right down, it will be chocolate-flavoured burnt sugar.
  5. Serve hot, or let cool. Cool, it’s the consistency of syrup.
Recipe by Edinburgh Foody at