8 ounces Semi-Sweet or Bitter-Sweet Chocolate
8 fluid ounces Heavy Cream
1/2 fluid ounce Vanilla or other flavor (Optional)
1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in a large metal bowl
2. Bring the cream just to a boil, then immediately pour it over the chocolate, stirring with a rubber spatula or wisk to blend. Stir until all the chocolate has melted.
3. Stir in the flavoring
4. Allow to cool, stirring frequently with a rubber spatula until the desired consistency is achieved