EASY DOES IT
If you’re new to hosting and want to throw a dinner party before your friends leave town for the holidays, this easy menu makes it all doable, with flair.
For first-timers ready to try hosting a holiday dinner—perhaps before the gang leaves town for the holidays—this easy menu makes it all doable, with style.
A rich chocolate sauce that can be repurposed as a fondue dipping sauce if any is left.
½ cup (125 mL) cocoa powder ½ cup (125 mL) sugar
1 cup (250 mL) water
½ cup (125 mL) whipping cream 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
1 Sift cocoa and sugar into a medium pot. Slowly add water to cocoa mixture while whisking. Bring mixture to a boil. Add cream, bring mixture back to a boil then reduce to medium and simmer, whisking often, until reduced to 1 cup (250 mL), about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and salt. Cool slightly before serving with cheesecake.
Makes 1 cup (250 mL) sauce