Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce
Bittersweet or dark chocolate sauce for ice cream
- 8 oz. chopped dark semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup hot water
Combine all the ingredients in the top of a double boiler.
Simmer on a medium low heat and stir until chocolate is smooth, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add:
Remaining chocolate sauce will keep about a week in a covered container in the fridge.
To serve, put a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and 1 poached pear in a dish. Drizzle with chocolate sauce.