Sublime does not even begin to describe this sauce. I like to serve it over a chocolate brownie topped with orange/vanilla ice cream. I use 1% soy milk and non-dairy dark chocolate. I usually have this at room temperature and it really pulls the chocolate of the brownie and the orange in the ice cream together. This makes just enough to serve about 5 greedy people, so when I have guests I usually triple the batch. If you don't have orange liqueur then orange extract and some very finely grated orange zest works as well, if not better! Thanks Lennie, you've upped my reputation another notch with this one!
Lennie-all I can say is THANK YOU!!! This was the hit of our Valentine supper! I used Niagara Chocolates bittersweet chocolate, orange extract, the zest of a large orange and heavy cream! Absolutely wonderful! It was all I could do to wait until after supper to get into this! I swear I could have put it on the napkins and it still would have been heavenly! Thank you so much, Lennie, this is gonna be my signature dessert sauce from now on-delicious, easy and did I say delicious?
One more vote for "sublime"! Besides the heavenly taste, the texture is velvety, and it's absurdly quick and easy to make. Couldn't resist licking the spoon after scraping the leftover sauce into a storage container. The flavors had definitely intensified. Next time, I'm going to make it several hours in advance instead of just before dinner. Fabulous recipe, Lennie!
This is utterly delicious! I used bittersweet chocolate and Grand Marnier. Perfect for adults - tastes SO grownup. If serving to kids, I'd use semi-sweet chocolate & orange extract. I took it to a party where we dunked strawberries into it .... I'll have to make another batch to have over ice cream. I'm almost embarrassed to admit I've never made a sauce before .... always store bought. Hopefully this will be the start of a trend. Thanks for posting Lennie!