Food in Our Neck of the Lakes

23 Aug

Made the NY Times: See Finger (Lakes) Food.

We had some people from church over for ice cream last night. Five kinds of ice cream: double vanilla, caramel swirl, mint chocolate chip, espresso chip and spumoni. And homemade chocolate sauce using Sora’s recipe and De Zann imported dutch cocoa powder, unsweetened (20-22% fat). I buy it from Ludgates, which was not in the article but could certainly be. Mike and Jay had dueling farm stands when they were in high school. Mike won.

Banner made an appearance for the visitors in order to get the last bit of sweet corn off a cob saved for her for the occasion. Jay had taken it away from her earlier in the evening and gotten bit for his trouble; Isabelle and I had egged him on, telling him she would not mind him taking her prize away. Oops. We were wrong.

Sora’s Chocolate Sauce

You have made no-bake chocolate cookies, right? This recipe is similar, only no peanut butter and no oatmeal.

3Tbsp. butter

1/3-1/2 cup cocoa powder; the higher quality the better

1/3 cup boiling water

1/2 cup sugar ( I have cut the sugar in half from the original recipe.)

2+tbsp corn syrup

Melt butter and stir cocoa powder in. Add hot water and stir until smooth. Add sugar and corn syrup. Bring to boil and cook 3-5 minutes. The recipe says “without stirring” but I seem to be constitutionally unable to follow that part. No matter. It comes out wonderfully.

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