Chocolate Glaze

This is an easy recipe for a good chocolate glaze.  I use it on the Triple Chocolate Cake, our favorite brownies or out of a bowl with a spoon….just kidding on that one!
For Triple Chocolate Cake or a small pan of brownies, I do cut the recipe in half. 
Opposed to what is commonly believed, you CAN have too much of a good thing!

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 pinch of salt
1/4 cup half and half
1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla


In a very small sauce pan, melt the butter.  Heat should be very, very low.
Add cocoa powder, salt and half and half and stir until the lovely chocolate mixture starts to thicken.  That will be about two minutes.
Remove from the heat before it starts to boil.
Stir in the confectioners’ sugar (and you really should take the couple of minutes it takes to sift it!) and vanilla until the mixture is smooth and shiny.
The William Henry Miller Inn
Lynnette Scofield
Bed and Breakfast Foodie

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