When Rachel of Tangerine’s Kitchen announced that she was guest-hosting Coffee’s Monthly Blog Patrolling and the theme was going to be “Tantalizing Sauces”, I knew what I was sending in.
I had bookmarked two dessert sauces to make at home, and this announcement was the push to get me going.
The first, a Butterscotch Sauce is for them (my husband and our daughter) and the second one, a Chocolate Sauce was for me. I don’t like butterscotch, and they’re not wild about chocolate the way I am. In fact, I overheard Akshaya telling her friend (who doesn’t like chocolate) just a couple of days back, “My mum loves chocolate so much, she even enjoys the bitter kind!”
The Butterscotch Sauce is from Simply Recipes. There’s a step-by-step set of instructions with pictures to ensure you make authentic butterscotch. My daughter says its good and it must be as she considers herself a bit of an authority here.
I saw the Chocolate Sauce at Ellie’s Kitchen Wench, which she had adapted from David Lebovitz’s Best Chocolate Sauce. I decided to follow the master’s recipe.
David Lebovitz says this is his favourite and describes his Chocolate Sauce as
"my 'Little Black Dress" that many women consider their multi-purpose, never-fail-to-impress sexy black number hanging in their closet."What appealed to me about this sauce, besides the fact it is chocolate, is that it contains neither butter nor cream and is thick and tastes rich.
And both these sauces take very little time to make!
So Rachel, these are for you.
On an aside, I will be away from Goa (and a computer) for a week and will be unable to reply your mails till I get back.