October 23, 2008

Two Tantalizing Dessert Sauces: One Butterscotch, The Other Chocolate

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.

22 comments:

Happy cook said...

I love both the sauces.
Like the way you presented the two sauces

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely,I love both

Sagari said...

beautiful presentation aparna

Divya Vikram said...

The picture is too appealing..Lovely sauce..

sra said...

Rachel will be very happy with this double dose! And I like how you've combined both recipes in one photo!

Jayashree said...

Love the pretty patterns in the pic.

karuna said...

wowow, both the sauces sound good. though my favourite will always be chocolate.

Bharti said...

Oh my! Lovely.

Rachel said...

I'd like the buterscotch too...lovely presentation and like Sra mentioned, Am happy with this "double dose" of sauces...

jayasree said...

I love butterscotch and shall try them soon. Lovely presentation.

Uma said...

I couldn't take my eyes off from the picture. Beautiful presentation.

Sia said...

i love chocolates and that chocolate sauce surely gets full marks from me :)

PG said...

so, you are an artist too! beautiful! And these are two great recipes for sure. I have to bookmark these. Yum yum yum!

Srivalli said...

Thats a beautiful presentation!..looks great!

Rosie said...

Oh my goodness two mouth-watering sauces and with such beautiful presentation!

Rosie x

Simran said...

Such a sinful duo!

Yasmeen said...

Lovely presentation,both sauces are worth a try:)

Priya said...

Amazing presentation...mouthwatering sauces..

pls collect hardblogger award from my blog .. u deserve it...

http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/10/hard-working-food-blogger-award.html

Yasmeen said...

hi aparna,I've an award waiting for you at my blog,please collect:)
Have a great weekend!

Vaishali said...

Aparna, What a lovely-looking sauce. Your presentation is impeccable.

Jude said...

What a nice picture... really gives me a good idea of what the texture is supposed to be like.

Aparna said...

Thanks. I really didn't have an idea on how to photograph the sauces, when this idea struck!
And am happy to get this feedback. Thanks.
Thank you Priya and Yasmee, for the awards too.