Prepare this warm chocolate sauce using the traditional double boiler or the microwave oven. This second method is great when one needs to create a special dessert in minutes.
- Place chocolate, sugar and water in a saucepan or the top pan of a double boiler. Heat slowly, stirring often, until the sugar dissolves and the chocolate melts.
- Remove from the heat, add cream and vanilla essence. Keep warm.
- Place sugar, water and chocolate in a recipient, cover and heat on medium for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add cream and vanilla essence. Leave to stand for 2 minutes.
Times for the microwave are approximate as every appliance has different power settings. Experiment and adjust the time and setting.