Friday, February 22, 2013

Amazing Hot Fudge Sauce and Homemade Waffle Bowls

The Walking Dead is one of my most favorite shows of all time.  The third season continued a few weeks back, and I celebrated by making ice cream sundaes with homemade hot fudge and waffle bowls.  I mean, nothing says "zombies" quite like a cheery, delicious hot fudge sundae with pink sprinkles.

This hot fudge sauce is dynamite!  It has a wonderful flavor and consistency.  I'll be making this one over and over again.  And waffle bowls just remind me of Disneyland.   
Amazing Hot Fudge Sauce:

2/3 c heavy cream
1/2 c light corn syrup
1/3 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c Dutch-processed cocoa (regular would work, too)
1/4 t salt
6 oz bitter-sweet chocolate (I used semi-sweet chocolate chips), chopped, divided
2 T butter
1 t vanilla extract

Place the cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa, salt, and half of the chocolate in a heavy saucepan over medium heat.  Bring this to a boil and stir until the chocolate is melted.

Reduce heat to maintain a low boil.  Cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from the heat.  Add the butter, vanilla, and the remaining chocolate.  Stir until the chocolate is melted.  Allow the sauce to cool to room temperature.

Homemade waffle bowls:

3 large eggs
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c butter, melted and cooled
2 T vanilla
1 t baking powder
1 c flour

Pre-heat your waffle cone iron.

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk until frothy.  Gradually add the sugar, whisking while you add it.  Add in the butter and the vanilla.

Stir in the baking powder and flour.

Spray the waffle cone iron with cooking spray.  Drop a spoonful of batter onto the iron.  Close the lid and bake according to the directions, about 30-40 seconds.

Using a spatula, remove the waffle circle.  Drape it over a drinking glass.  Using your fingers, shape the waffle bowl.  Be careful!  That little waffle bowl will be hot.  Let it sit for about 20 seconds then place it in a bowl while it hardens completely.

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