Friday, February 13, 2009

Recipe Friday: Chocolate Fondue

I've always enjoyed dipping strawberries into chocolate, and what better way to treat your Valentine to dessert? I used to think that it was just a matter of melting chocolate and dipping something into it. Boy, was I wrong!

Here are the ingredients that you'll need:
16 Ounces (or more) of your favorite chocolate (I suggest a mixture of semi-sweet and milk chocolate)
1/2 Pint of Whipping or Heavy Cream
Approx 2 tablespoons of flavoring liquid (amaretto, hazelnut syrup, etc) -- OPTIONAL

1) Place a non-stick pan over very low heat, and add the cream.
2) Once the cream is hot, but not boiling, add a small amount of chocolate until it completely melts into the liquid. Keep stirring.
3) Continue to do this until the mixture is the consistency which you prefer. I'd suggest using all the chocolate, but to keep it a little more on the thin side use less chocolate. Keep stirring.
4) *Optional* add the flavoring of your choice, and add until the chocolate sauce has the amount of flavor you want (approx 2 tablespoons)

Pour into a warm fondue pot with the heating element on, and serve with your favorite fruits and snacks. I suggest strawberries, sliced bananas, marshmallows, etc.


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