Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Little Helper

Growing up, my mother always had a jar full of hot fudge sauce in the fridge.  She called it 'Mother's Little Helper', and anytime she needed a chocolate hit, she'd take a spoonful of cold fudge, stick a few nuts or chocolate chips in it, and enjoy a little mom time.  As children, we were forbidden from eating any of her fudge sauce.  She told us that it would stunt our growth or that we had to be 18 to eat any.  

Now that I'm a mom, and well past 18, I frequently indulge in hot fudge sauce, cold and straight from the fridge.  I like mine so stiff and chewy that I often put it in the freezer.  It's the perfect shot of chocolate after dinner.

Mother's Little Helper

1 1/2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
3 Tbsp. butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate, butter, sugar, and corn syrup together very slowly, stirring occasionally.  Heat until almost bubbly.  Remove from heat.  Add milk and vanilla.  Refrigerate until firm or enjoy it hot over ice cream and brownies.


Emily said...

i remember you making this back in the day when we all lived together. hooray for the recipe! heaven knows there are days when i could use "mother's little helper" :)

Franklin Family said...

This recipe is awesome. I made it for some friends the other night. We put it over brownies and mint ice cream. It was a hit. Thanks Ash!