Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fudge Sauce from The Excelsior House in Jefferson, Texas

The Excelsior House Hotel in Jefferson, Texas is a historic hotel that has been welcoming visitors since the late 1850's.  I grew up about twenty minutes from Jefferson and have enjoyed many trips to Jefferson for great antique shopping, yummy restaurants, etc.  If you are traveling in East Texas, Jefferson is close to Caddo Lake and they have great Bed and Breakfasts!

This recipe came out of an old Excelsior House Hotel Cookbook.  I love this fudge sauce.  I have made it for all three of my girls grad parties - so fabulous over good vanilla ice cream.  I recommend making it and keeping it in your fridge all summer.  Keep some vanilla ice cream in your freezer and you will have a perfect summer dessert for your guests!

Fudge Sauce from The Excelsior House Hotel in Jefferson, Texas

2 sticks butter
4 oz. Baker's unsweetened chocolate
3 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 large can of evaporated milk

Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler over boiling water.  After melted, gradually stir in sugar, approximately 4 Tbsp at a time.  Add salt.  Mixture will be thick and dry.  Slowly stir in evaporated milk.  Continue to heat and stir until smooth and sugar is dissolved.    Store in refrigerator.  Makes 1 quart.

*We heat a little at a time as needed :) pour over ice cream and add toppings

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