Quick chocolate sauce

Basil gives a subtle biting flavour to Michel Roux Seniors chocolate sauce, perfect with pancakes, waffles or vanilla ice cream
Quick chocolate sauce
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 250 g 70% cocoa solids dark chocolate, preferably Valrhona
  • 300 ml single cream
  • 1 tbsp leaves basil, optional

Method

1. Chop the chocolate into small, even-sized pieces.

2. Pour the cream into a saucepan, add the basil leaves (if using) and heat until just beginning to bubble.

3. Add the chopped chocolate, stirring with a whisk. Reduce the heat to low and cook gently until the sauce is smooth and lustruous.

4. Strain through a fine-meshed conical sieve to remove the basil leaves; otherwise simply pour into a jug and serve immediately.

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