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Warm Bitter Chocolate Sauce

Warm Bitter Chocolate Sauce

Makes 2 cups


6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
6 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon grappa, rum or Cognac


Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt them with the water and butter in a small heavy saucepan over hot water or over very low heat, stirring.  Stir in the cream until smooth.  Stir in the Rum or Cognac to taste.  Rewarm to serve.