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The other day I wasn’t careful. I was melting chocolate (5 ounces in fact) for a project and it seized. Chocolate will seize if it’s exposed to water or any type of liquid while it is melting. I was left with grainy, unattractive and unusable chocolate…..or was I? I did a quick google search and found that you can make your grainy seized chocolate into a smooth chocolate sauce. I thought it was worth a try. It worked! This chocolate fudge sauce is seriously delicious, it really is. Probably one of the best chocolate sauces I’ve ever made. And there wasn’t a trace of graininess to the sauce, it was lusciously smooth.
If you ever have chocolate seize, may I suggest a better solution than throwing it away? Make it into fudge sauce! You can use it with many types of desserts. I hate to waste food (it’s just not frugal), so this was the perfect solution. Since I had my vanilla coconut milk ice cream on hand, I served it generously poured over it. Absolutely, most definitely, delicious. I don’t have a recipe for you since I was eye balling it the entire time. But I will give you the process so that you to can make your own fudge sauce out of seized chocolate.
Remove the seized chocolate from the stove and add a liquid (water, coconut milk, milk etc) slowly, mixing well. I used water. The chocolate will absorb a surprising amount of liquid so just keep adding and mixing until you come to the consistency you like. Add vanilla and more sweetener to taste (I used maple syrup). You should have a thick, delicious, rich chocolate sauce to use as you like! You can store it in the refrigerator and reheat, just make sure you stir in constantly as it will burn easily. If I had known how delicious this was going to turn out out, I would have taken a few photos of the process. But you can take my word for it, it’s really simple and easy to do.