makes enough for a 22 - 24 cm (8 1/2 - 9 1/2 in) cake
100 g (4 oz) plain chocolate
40 g (1 1/2 oz) unsalted butter, cut in pieces
30 ml (2 tbsp) water
75 g (3 oz) icing sugar, sifted
1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over simmering water.
2. Stir in the icing sugar and the butter and continue stirring until the butter has melted and the mixture is smooth.
3. Remove from the heat and add the water, 1 tbsp at a time. Use while lukewarm.
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