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Chocolate Dessert Sauce, silky, smooth and delicious!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

Last week was busy. I finished up on the cleanup part of that huge software conversion, it is not done completely, but the software is now usable for retrieval of filed information and posting of current business activity. This allowed me to put away most of the tenant files piled on my desk, and you know, it looked like I actually got something done. Last night we had an owl in our backyard serenading for the longest time. I think we are to "city" for an owl, but our backyard trees are easily 150 feet tall. Kind of like, old-growth in the city! Oh, and I had a birthday to celebrate.

Gosh, my family treats me well! Funny cards, and cards full of caring thoughts and good wishes.

So many nice gifts for my favorite place of all, home. 
A lovely framed ode to living life and tea light holders for the mantel, a certificate for a Soda Stream in an adorable paper purse, and wonderful things for the yard.

And today is also Cookbook Sunday. I love Cookbook Sundays! But I tend to have issues with Cookbook Sunday. It is my own fault really, I wait and I wait and I am caught empty-handed for a chosen recipe to use. But not today I tell you. Today we are going to make Chocolate Sauce. Not just any sauce, chocolate sauce that keeps (almost) indefinitely.

Chocolate sauce made from pantry ingredients, chocolate sauce from this book.........................

The recipes in this book are great and the best part, this is everyday food. No fancy ingredients to search out or special equipment to need. Just everyday people eating everyday food, made with pantry ingredients. I like that.

Chocolate Dessert Sauce, from Five Star Favorites.
Chocolate Dessert Sauce
Chocolate Sauce
adapted from:  Five Star Favorites of Maime and Ike

5 oz unsweetened baking chocolate (like Hershey's)
1 1/2 c sugar
1/8 t salt
pinch of cream of tartar
1 can (about 14 oz) evaporated milk
1 t vanilla

Melt chocolate in a saucepan.

Remove from heat and blend in sugar, salt and cream of tartar.

Slowly stir in evaporated milk.

Chocolate Dessert Sauce.

Heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Silky smooth Chocolate Dessert Sauce, from Five Star Favorites.
Silky smooth, Chocolate Dessert Sauce.

Serve hot or cold, depending upon the dessert. This sauce keeps almost indefinitely if covered and refrigerated. It thins when reheated.
Makes approximately 2 cups.


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  1. Melynda, your chocolate sauce has to be a million times better than the "fake" stuff I have in my fridge. What a bonus it keeps well too. Oh and you're not the only one who comes up empty-handed for CS. ME TOO and I'm the one hosting, lol. You should have seen me yesterday scrambling, hoping the date squares would cool fast enough to cut and post them. Thank you so much for sharing your chocolate sauce this week. We'd better start thinking about next month, lol!

  2. I just made a batch of this and it is wonderful. So easy. I guess I might as well make me a bananna split now. Thanks.

  3. Everyone needs a good chcolate sauce!

  4. Happy Birthday and for giving us a gift of this yummy sounding recipe. Have a great day.

  5. Hi Melynda! Thanks for stopping by my site ... it's always nice to see new names and get new ideas and comments! Now, about this chocolate sauce! I have been thinking about trying to make eclairs from scratch ... I wonder ...

  6. My dear dear Melynda, why didn't you post this before I decided to start eating healthy??? You're killing me! It really looks yummy. I wonder how it would taste on spinach since that's about all I'm eating lately. Love ya!

  7. Oh yummy! I bet this would be perfect with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and a brownie. Now I'm hungry:) Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  8. I'll have to make some of this for you-know-who. I can see him enjoying this on some of his peanut butter waffles.

  9. I do not have a particular favourite chocolate sauce at the moment... this could be the one! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow this is screen licking worthy!I love chocolate covered banana's this is a perfect dipping sauce for that quick fix!


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