Here’s a recipe for the hot fudge sauce that ruined my husband’s tie at a Democratic fundraiser:
4 oz. semisweet chocolate
4 Tbls. butter
¼ cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine first three ingredients. Add 1/3 cup of boiling water, and cook over VERY low heat until all melty and blended.
Add the corn syrup, raise the heat and boil for exactly eight minutes. (This is how long George Bush was allowed to speak at the Republican National Convention.)
Stir in the vanilla and serve, or chill and serve some time within a week.
DO NOT serve any to my husband unless he has removed his tie.