Cooking With Currie

Meal: Food:
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 oz semi or bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Pinch cayenne
Cooking time: 10 minutes active 5 hrs inactive Serving: 8 (3 oz servings)

Based on a recipe by David Lebovitz

  1. In a large saucepan heat 1 1/2 cup water, sugar, cocoa, and salt. Whisk occaisionally and bring to boil. Once mixture begins to boil stir frequently and boil for 45 seconds.
  2. Remove from heat and add chocolate stirring till melted. Once chocolate is melted stir in vanilla and 3/4 cup water.
  3. Add cayenne to taste and blend well for 30 seconds, strain and chill sorbet base in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  4. When sorbet base is ready, stir and process according to ice cream mixer directions. The texture of this sorbet will be more dense and fudgy. (This recipe can be made without the cayenne.)

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