Break or chop the chocolate into pieces and melt in a low oven (see Melting chocolate). When melted, make the ganache by adding the boiling water to the chocolate spoonful by spoonful. It will thicken quickly at first, but it should become a smooth mixture when all the water is mixed in (see making a ganache). Put into 6 small coffee cups or glasses and chill. Serve with cream or crème fraîche if you want.
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