Hot Chocolate Sauce

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300 ml – water
200 g – bitter chocolate
3 tsp – cocoa
2 tsp – instant coffee power
4 tbsp – sugar
1 to 2 drops – almond essence
1 to 2 – egg yolks

  1. Put 3 tbsp. of the water into the top of a double boiler with the cocoa and instant coffee powder over direct heat.
  2. Stir until the water boils and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the broken up chocolate and sugar.
  4. Replace over simmering water and stir until the chocolate melts.
  5. Add the almond essence and the rest of the water stirring gently until it is well mixed.
  6. Add just enough liquid to achieve the consistency you wish.
  7. If it is a little too thin or you want a thick sauce, beat 2 egg yolks in a bowl with a teaspoon of water; beat the warm sauce gradually into this, return the pan to the double boiler and reheat very gently.
  8. Serve at once or chill.

Makes:4 Servings

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