Shavuot - 5780
SERVES Makes 2 Cups
1 1⁄4 cups (8 3/4 ounces) sugar
2⁄3 cup whole or 2 percent low-fat milk
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄3 cup (1 ounce) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped fine
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces and chilled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Heat sugar, milk, and salt in medium saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking gently, until sugar has dissolved and liquid starts to bubble around edges of saucepan, 5 to 6 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add cocoa, and whisk until smooth.
2 Remove saucepan from heat, stir in chocolate, and let stand for 3 minutes. Whisk sauce until smooth and chocolate is fully melted. Add butter and whisk until fully incorporated and sauce thickens slightly. Whisk in vanilla and serve. (Sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 month. Gently reheat sauce in microwave [do not let it exceed 110 degrees], stirring every 10 seconds, until just warmed and pourable.)
Shavuot is the Hebrew word for “weeks” and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, which occurs seven weeks after Passover. Shavuot is a celebration of Torah, education, and actively choosing to participate in Jewish life.
This year, we observe Shavuot beginning at sunset on Thursday, May 28 and ending at sundown on Friday, May 29. Click here for more information about how we are celebrating Shavuot at Temple Beth Ami.
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