Homemade Chocolate Sauce From Cocoa Powder

Good quality chocolate bars are so expensive in Malaysia, by the time I made my own chocolate sauce or ganache I would've spent so much money. After much research and reading about making chocolate ganache from powder instead of cooking chocolate bar, I thought I'd be adventurous and give it a go. After all, what have I got to lose?

I found a pretty simple instruction on WikiHow for harder chocolate, and made some adjustment based on the assumption of the consistency I'm after.

200g unsalted butter
120g 100% cocoa powder
100ml milk
50g brown sugar (I don't like it too sweet)

I'm using Delfi Unsweetened, which is really rich in flavour and reasonably priced.

Melt the butter in a bowl placed over a pan of simmering hot water, then stir in the cocoa powder to make a smooth cocoa paste. Add in the sugar and mix well till it's all dissolved, then gradually pour in the milk a little at a time, stirring constantly.

The mixture will get lumpy and hard at times, but it will become smooth eventually. The consistency of the sauce is dependent on the amount of milk added in. If I want it runny, I'll keep adding in more milk (a little at a time) until I get what I want. With the above amount, it's just nice for a ganache, or just for pouring over any cake 😋


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