Hot Fudge Sauce

I first had this in a coffeehouse in Highwood Illinois in the 60's where my dad, my brother and I used to play folk music on stage. I was[ 6 or 7 at the time. I used to make this recipe at the Pump Room when I was pastry chef there in a 5 gallon bucket. We served "the World's Smallest Hot Fudge Sundae" (another one of Rich Melman's brilliant ideas) there which used only 2 tablespoons of sauce and still I had to make it every other day!]

Total Time:
35 min
5 min
30 min

4 to 6 servings


Put everything except the vanilla in a pot and bring it to a boil. Continue cooking until it looks like it's broken and separating. Take it off the heat, whisk in the vanilla; then blend it with a hand blender to smooth it out. Chill until ready to serve; then heat it up. Pour over scoops of ice cream, topped with whipped cream and chopped peanuts.

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    This is the most amazing fudge sauce I have ever had!
    Thin buttasty. Shouldn't it be hot when served and stick to the ice cream?
    Very thin added atleast 4 more oz of semi sweet chocolate
    The recipe was exceptionally easy and the entire family loved it. One thing that I did modify was that I added Belgian Dark Chocolate in addition to the unsweetened chocolate. The texture was smooth and the flavor was out of this world. No more store-bought stuff.
    I usually review the comments before trying a recipe, but tonight I broke out the ingredients and was short 1 c heavy cream. I reduced the butter to 1/8 c, reduced the sugar to 1/2 c, and used extra bittersweet chocolate. I kept whisking over low heat until the chocolate melted and the mixture just came to a simmer. Success! It is sticky and thick as it cools.In my glass carafe, it is still thin, but I expect it to thicken up like it did in the bottom of the pot.
    I voted 5 becuase it`s a great recipe and I just love chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!
    Like others mine turned out little more than a chocolate sauce. Not fudge like at all. Its possible that I didn't boil the mix long enough, but the recipe is very scarce on timing. It should be fairly easy for Gale to give us some time frames: is it about 5 min, 10 min, 15, longer?

    So while I suspect my technique is lacking, an "easy" recipe should be more explicit and not rely upon the cook knowing when something "looks" right.
    i looked all over for a recipe.when i forund this one by gale gand i kneww it fould be good because she bakes lie my mother.i just didnt kno how wonderfull it would be. i should know because i am a hotfude addict,so anyone who is like me will love this.i aslso made this with a dark cocoa powder substitute and came out wonderfull as all of ms gands are.
    I am a big fan of Gale, so I blame myself for my failure to produce anything resembling a hot fudge sauce out of this recipe. I brought the mixture to a boil, but it never seemed to separate. It bubbled a lot and I took it off the heat when I thought it was going to burn. When I tried to mix it with a handmixer it separated into an oil and a very hard, thick chocolatey mess that turned hard on our icecream. I am usually not a terrible cook, but this recipe made me feel like one.
    I served this hot fudge sauce for my 40th birthday with ice cream and brownies. WOW! I doubled the recipe and had a lot left over so I froze some. I brought it to a friends house for a dinner party and her 7 year old got on the phone to call and ask me to make her some more.
    Who ever said food couldn't be an aphdrodesiac? Drizzled this over a decadent homemade breading pudding and my guests stopped talking and just moaned in delight. I don't make a lot of Gale's recipes because they are frequently too involved but this is easy and sooooo divine.
    This was really easy to make, although the finished product turned out a bit different than expected. I thought it would be really thick, like "Mrs Richardson's" hot fudge, but it turned out more like a chocolate sauce. It tasted very good, though, and I guess that's the most important thing!
    very chocolatey not very sweet
    good with ice cream
    The Taste was Sensational!
    I had been looking for a recipe for hot fudge sauce when I happened to catch this one being made on TV. I thought I'd give it a try. It is the best! Timing is an issue, as seeing it on tv and doing are two different things. It should boil on medium until it really almost looks curdled. I've made this twice, the first time exactly as written, and then I went back and tripled the recipe to share. The boiling time increases as you multiply the recipe. I think I'll be making my own from now on! Thanks!
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