Mexican Chocolate Sauce

My favorite thing to eat for breakfast is Pan de Yema or Churros with chocolate dipping sauce and a steaming mug of Mexican Hot Chocolate con Leche.  The following is my recipe for the best chocolate sauce I've ever tasted.  It is equally good on ice cream or just about anything you can think to drizzle it on or dip in it.

 

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

2 cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon sugar

8 oz. coarsley chopped bittersweet Mexican chocolate (or any good bittersweet chocolate you can find in your local market)

2 tablespoons ground toasted almonds (optional)

Bring the heavy cream and cinnamon sticks to a simmer.  Remove from heat and let steep for approx. 15 minutes.

Remove the cinnamon sticks and add chopped chocolate and sugar.  Cook on low heat until the chocolate is melted.  Stir in the almonds and remove from heat.  Pour in small bowl or heat-proof pitcher

Enjoy!

Churros are delicious with this sauce....Mexican doughnuts made with potato dough and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.

Pan de Yema is a wonderful sweet, buttery bread much like a croissant but rich and thick with a hint of licorice.  A friend directed me to www.epicurean.com and there is a good recipe for Pan de Yema there.  I've always bought it from my local Mexican grocery, but I think I will try making it myself this week.  Wish me luck!  Thank you CheekyGeek!!

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12 Responses Feb 15, 2010

Isn't that the truth?? Oh I love this stuff and I'd be right there drinking it with you!! Thanks for the comment, always appreciated ;)

That looks good to me i could eat that all day forget somethig to dip with just let me drink it like it is.

That looks good to me i could eat that all day forget somethig to dip with just let me drink it like it is.

Hahaha Why thank you, Miss Jbjuju. I just love to cook and share my recipes :)

Thank you G. That is high praise cause Mama is the BEST cook on the planet!! Ok, then two orders of churros it is! Come join the party :)

Hey, I'm coming to get in on this too!! You are the best cook I know next to Mama! This looks terrific and I'm with Katje, churros with lottttssss of cinnamon, YES! Love ya, G

HEHE.. yippie

Oh you poor thing! Of course, join the party...the more the merrier. You are my favorite little rodent !hahaha

me too can I have some, still haven't dug my car out yet!!!

Katje ~ I will make some churros just for you (sshhhh, don't tell but they are my favorite too :)<br />
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BC ~ Crash away, I would LOVE to see you!! Why don't you and your sis come for a long visit and keep me entertained......well, keep R and S entertained anyway!! hahahaha

Hey, I want some!! You better make a batch and send it to me, that pan de yema looks soooo good! I may have to crash your breakfast this Sunday!!

I promise to post a comment and let you know!