Because it's lousy bitter and I'm going south to see my grandfather tomorrow:
my grandmother's recipe for Hot Chocolate Sauce. Grandma would have podcasted had this had been her era.
The recipe arrived last week, like a thin blue airmail letter that folded into its own envelope - an unexpected email from an old family friend who thought to copy me.
(worrying I'd one evening sit before a large bowl, vanilla barely visible beneath its cloak of chocolate and, tasting, declare there was something uncannily familiar...)
Mrs. Stephenson's Hot Chocolate Sauce,
Requested by Judy Manley in VT (house in this month's Martha Stewart mag)
Combine in heavy sauce pan & stir till dissolved:
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 T. butter (or oleo--from the '50s)
4 oz Chocolate (Baker's unsweetened dark)
1 cup heavy cream
Boil these without stirring for 7 minutes Add 1 tsp vanilla
Keep hot in double boiler
c - wishing sweet dreams and about-face return to the era of recipe cards