by Karin Calloway
Viking ranges and cooktops offer a unique simmer setting which allows me to simmer soups unattended for hours, or to melt chocolate without the use of a double boiler. To put my Viking through the test, I threw the ingredients for this Amaretto Chocolate Sauce into a saucepan, set the flame on simmer and let it simmer away for 10 minutes. When I was ready to whisk in the Amaretto, the chocolate and butter were completely melted, and not a bit of chocolate was burnt on the bottom of the saucepan.
Place cream, sugar, chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan. Simmer on the "simmer" setting for 10 to 15 minutes, until chocolate and butter are melted. Stir well, then whisk in the Amaretto. Serve warm, or refrigerate until ready to use. Reheat by placing in a double boiler over simmering water or by submerging storage container in warm water before using.
Makes approximately 2 cups of sauce.
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