• 25g (1oz) caster sugar
  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 150ml (¼ pint) cream
  • 175g (6oz) plain chocolate, finely chopped (at least 70% cocoa solids)


  1. Place the sugar, butter and cream in a pan and bring to the boil, stirring. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 4-5 minutes, until thickened and beginning to become syrupy, stirring occasionally to prevent the mixture from catching.
  2. Remove from the heat and leave to cool a little.
  3. Meanwhile, place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water until melted. Whisk the chocolate into the sauce until smooth and well combined.
  4. This is ready to serve warm or transfer to a bowl and leave to cool completely, then cover with clingfilm and keep in the fridge until needed. Use warm or cold as required.

Cook Ahead:

This will keep happily for up to 1 week covered with clingfilm in the fridge.