When it comes to chocolate sauce, it’s hard to improve on traditional recipes for the sort of brazen richness celebrated by our grandparents and currently reclaiming its rightful place in the good books—before the bad-old days when fats, such as those in butter and full-cream milk, stood accused for causing many health problems.
This good old-fashioned sauce recipe is quick and easy to make. It uses basic, inexpensive ingredients and, by its nature, provides us with more ways to eat chocolate. And that is a gift worth giving. Bottle it up in 250-millilitre bottles and tie on a swing tag with your Christmas wishes and a best-before date that’s a few weeks from the date of making. Store it in the fridge, and serve it warm or at room temperature with mixed berries and/or ice cream.