Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Getting Old Ain't For Sissies

Have I ever mentioned I get heartburn? Only about five time you say? Well here is #6. Seems the older I get the longer the list of forbidden foods. I sound just like my Dad.

Last night I made a batch of Heavenly Sauce - a decadent chocolate sauce that is KILLER over ice cream. We only make it about once a year - no kidding - because it's that rich. As a kid I'd eat two bowls with minimal ice cream and maximum Heavenly Sauce. Ice cream is merely a vehicle for the toppings in my opinion.

Suffice it to say I was up all night with crazy-bad heartburn and finished off my bottle of nasty chalky Mylanta. So now Heavenly Sauce is banished to the nether regions of gastronomic Hell along with most other things chocolate, red licorice, cucumbers, watermelon, onions, fresh garlic, etc. So I give you the recipe so that the magic of Heavenly Sauce can live on elsewhere.

In a double boiler, melt 2 sticks of butter with 4ozs good quality unsweetened chocolate.
When thoroughly melted, stir in 3 cups of sugar
Slowly add, while stirring, a can of evaporated milk and a pinch of salt
Keep stirring until all the sugar is dissolved.
Keep in a glass container in the frig - we always used a Miracle Whip jar.


laurie said...

if i had a miracle-whip-sized jar of this in my fridge, i would very quickly have a miracle-whip-sized jar of it in my tummy.

heartburn or not.


Shannon said...

Seriously! I think I'd eat this till I got sick! ;) I don't have a double boiler though. Can you use a glass bowl over a simmering saucepan of water? Or the microwave? Or any other technique? Must know.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Oh sure, share something I can't have.

Tag, you're it.

Mnmom said...

Yes, you could do this in the micro in a glass bowl, or in said glass bowl over a sauce pan of hot water.

Sorry Monkey, but I can't have it either so you're in good company.

Missy said...

Must. Get. To SuperTarget.

Johnny Yen said...

You may want to check with a doctor-- if you get heartburn that often, it may be acid reflux. My stepdaughter was diagnosed with it around the time Kim and I got married. It's more than an inconvenience-- one of the long-term effects can be esophageal cancer.

Unknown said...

sorry about the heartburn... but this recipe sounds delish...since it is "almost" Spring...lol... I think I will whip up a batch to celebrate!