• 1/2 cup milk 
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 5 squares semisweet chocolate 
  • 1 tablespoon butter 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 tablespoon rum, kirsch or any other liqueur (optional)

Combine milk and sugar in heavy-bottom saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Add small pieces of chocolate, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes, until sauce is smooth. Remove from heat and add butter, stir until melted, add vanilla extract. Liqueur may be added if desired. Serve warm over bread pudding.