Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sundaes anyone?




It's potluck week over at I Heart Cooking Clubs.

Potluck means whatever is available or comes one's way, which made it an easy week for me.

My 2 year old granddaughter is here visiting from Virginia, so we invited her 7 year old cousin to spend the night tonight.
The Handyman and I are crazy. We have a tent/fort set up on our family room and we've been watching the movie "UP" for the last 6 hours. I exaggerate only slightly. We've also played catch, cars, had a tea party, colored.... it's been a busy afternoon, but also a very fun afternoon.

For supper, we fixed some hamburgers with french-fries. For dessert, I looked for whatever was available in my freezer. I had some ice-cream, and I remembered seeing Nigella make a chocolate sauce one time, so I quickly did an inter-net look on her website, and there it was, her Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Sundae.


It also gave me a good excuse to use these Sundae/Milkshake glasses that I have had for over 31 years. I rarely use them, but they are something I just can't get rid of. They come in handy in times like this.


How can one go wrong with a chocolate sauce? Especially when it has peanut butter too?
No one in this house had any complaints!





from Nigella's website

175ml double cream ( I used 6oz heavy cream)
100g milk chocolate (I used about 6oz milk chocolate chips--I had them on hand)
100g smooth peanut butter (about 4-5 oz)
2 tablespoons Karo syrup
toffee ice cream
vanilla ice cream
chocolate ice cream
salted peanuts, roughly chopped


Put all the cream, chopped chocolate, peanut butter, golden syrup into a saucepan and place it on the heat to melt, stirring occasionally. In about 2 minutes you should have your sauce ready.
Get out your sundae glasses and put a scoop of toffee or caramel ice-cream, followed by one each of chocolate and vanilla.
Pour some chocolate peanut butter fudge sauce over each sundae and sprinkle with the salted peanuts. Hand them round and wait for people to weep with gratitude.


The only trouble I had was trying to do the math....ml into oz.
But it worked...it was a great fudgy sauce.
I also didn't have any toffee or caramel ice-cream, so I used to vanilla and one chocolate scoop.
I had left over fudge sauce, to put in the fridge for tomorrow night too. And give a jar to friends to tomorrow. They'll weep with gratitude, as Nigella says.


21 comments:

HoneyB said...

ohhh, that Fudge sauce sounds soooo yummy!

Mary said...

The fudge sauce sounds divine and the two little ones are very sweet.

Karen said...

Sounds like you're having a perfect time with the kids. I bet they loved these sundaes!

Pierce said...

The kids look like they are having a ball. I sure remember the days of laying around on the floor watching 101 Dalmations with my son when he was young. That's fun, good food and great memories. Nice pick for Nigella's Potluck

Kim said...

Sounds like a wonderful time with the kids! The sundaes look great. I remember that fudge sauce well! I made those sundaes on Halloween. Try some of the leftover sauce cold right from the fridge, it's so good that way ;D

teresa said...

delicious!! i love sundaes!

~Jess said...

What an awesome grandma!

Donna-FFW said...

The fudge sauce sounds terrific, pb/chocolate my favorite..

Debinhawaii said...

Mmm...these look amazing--I want one right now. What a perfect choice and fun for the kids too!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

What a fantastic treat for the little guys! I love the salty peanuts against the sweet ice cream and sauce. Mmmm..

girlichef said...

Oh my gosh...YUM!!! These sound so sinfully delicious :D

ARLENE said...

The smiles on those adorable faces says it all. YUM.

Kate said...

Hot fudge sundaes are my fav! I could even do it "not hot"!

Valerie said...

Oh, me, me!!! I want one. :) I love chocolate and peanut butter together.

Katy ~ said...

Yummy yummy sauce! And your granddaughter is a real cutie!

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The Blonde Duck said...

I would have been thrilled!

White Cashmere said...

2 many calories!!!
:)

晚上 said...

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