Hot Fudge Sauce
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 tbsp butter
1/3 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla or 2 tsp rum
In double boiler, melt unsweetened chocolate with butter. Stir to
combine, then add the boiling water. Stir well until combined, then
add the sugar and corn syrup.
Bring sauce to a gentle boil over direct heat. Do not allow to boil
furiously. Do not stir. For ordinary sauce, boil 3 minutes, covered
to wash down any crystals that form. Uncover, reduce heat, and cook
2 more minutes.
For a sauce that will harden, boil uncovered 3 minutes more. Just
before serving, add vanilla or rum.