Dark chocolate sauce

This has just been improvised and found serendipitous. Not only is it quick and easy to make, people will be fighting to get at the last drop in the bowl. It’s that good.

  • 150 g quality dark chocolate
  • 100 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 generous dessert spoonful (aka Large Dollop) of honey
  • (optional) a pinch of whatever spice you fancy – nutmeg, cardamom, chili, wasabi, cinnamon etc

Bung the lot into a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring until the chocolate is melted and the sauce is smooth. Do not allow to boil.

Use as required: ice cream, profiteroles, pancakes, whatever. Sheer bloody heaven. I’m off to make more.



RIP Sir Terry Pratchett (age 66)

She smiled at him.
And then it arose and struck Vimes that, in her own special category, she was quite beautiful; this was the category of all the women, in his entire life, who had ever thought he was worth smiling at. She couldn’t do worse, but then, he couldn’t do better. So maybe it balanced out. She wasn’t getting any younger but then, who was? And she had style and money and common-sense and self-assurance and all the things that he didn’t, and she had opened her heart, and if you let her she could engulf you; the woman was a city.
And eventually, under siege, you did what Ankh-Morpork had always done – unbar the gates, let the conquerors in, and make them your own.

(Guards, Guards)