Settling In & Hot Fudge

We finally moved into our new house! The move went so quick and smooth that I really have no complaints. The other house is cleaned and ready for another family to enjoy. Our new house has pictures hung and the kitchen is organized. Everyone is settled into our new space.

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The part that is not settled yet are my routines. I almost went to the old house the other day on the way home from the grocery store and I keep forgetting where I stuck the garbage bags. This is the first week back to school for the kids so pick up and drop off are all a little different. In the midst of this (smooth yet exhausting) upheaval, I went looking for dessert.

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As the weather starts to warm up (70 today!) and summer is starting to feel sooner rather than later, I craved an old classic: Hot Fudge. Growing up in Iowa, summers were hot and humid. Full of thunder storms and fireflies. I remember mom making hot fudge to top the homemade ice cream dad had made out on a hot summer night. Then there were the hot fudge sundaes from the $1 menu that my husband and I ate while snuggling on the couch.

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But why should ice cream get all the hot fudge love? Frozen banana slices with hot fudge on top is the perfect afternoon pick me up. I used Ashley Rodriguez’s new cookbook “Date Night In” for my hot fudge recipe. It uses heavy cream and bittersweet chocolate, which makes for a perfect complement to the sweet bananas. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and let me know if you give it a try!

xoxo,

Rachel

Bittersweet Hot Fudge

This recipe is just slightly adapted from “Date Night In” from Ashley Rodriquez.

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt (just a pinch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, combine the heavy whipping cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Give it a quick, vigorous stir every 1 minute or so. Remove the pan from hear and stir in chocolate, butter, salt, and vanilla. Refrigerate until ready to use and microwave in short increments as needed.

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