Orange-Scented Chocolate Sauce

Posted by: Nancy K 11-13-99 6:35 AM

Orange-Scented Chocolate Sauce
Recipe By : California Culinary Academy
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:08
Categories : Desserts Microwave
Sauces & Dressings
Amount Measure Ingredient, Preparation Method
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4 Tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine
4 Ounces sweet baking chocolate, broken into pieces
2 Tablespoons orange juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 Teaspoon orange rind, finely grated

Melt butter in heavy saucepan. Add chocolate and stir until smooth. Stir in orange juice and rind, adjusting to taste. Makes 1/2 cup sauce.

Timesaver Tip: Recipe can be prepared up to 5 days ahead and stored, covered, in refrigerator. Gently reheat in a saucepan or in a microwave oven.

Microwave Method: Place butter and chocolate in a small glass bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute, stir, then microwave 1 to 3 minutes more. Stir in orange juice and rind.

Preparation time: and timesaver tip same as above.

Notes : Serve a pool of this rich sauce topped with fresh fruit such as strawberries, bananas, peaches, or pears. It's also good with ice cream or a rich fruit sorbet (sherbet).

Double recipe and you'll have a terrific chocolate fondue.

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