Chocolate was created to be enjoyed every day of the week, it can be loved by yourself or shared with friends and loved ones. A great way to share your favorite chocolate, is to arrange a relaxing evenings entertainment with a few close friends, some fresh fruits and a chocolate fondue set.
What Kind of Chocolate?
You can use any kind of chocolate, from the most expensive to everyday cooking chocolate. A smooth textured chocolate is great and dark, milk, white chocolate or your favorite choclate bar can really work well. The plainer chocolate the more creative you can be with adding your favorite ingredients.
What to dip
A variety of foods lend themselves to being dunked in warm melted chocolate and as long as they are cut into bite size bits you can go a bit crazy, a few of my favorite choices are: fresh fruits: strawberries, grapes, apples, bannanas, pineapple, if your lucky enough to have fresh apricots they are fantastic, if not dried fruits are a great alternative.
You can also use almond bread, marshmallows, jube lollies, or small cakes and sweet bread that are firm enough not to dissolve in the chocolate.
For an Adults Only fondue you can add a little luxury with your favorite liquer, think: Kahlua, Tia Maria or Rum you are only limited by your imagination or your liquor cabinet.
Easy Chocolate Fondue Recipe
1/3 Cup of Thickened Cream
3 Tablespoons of Liquer (optional)
Selection of Dippers
In a medium sauce pan, slowly bring the cream to simmer, remove pan from heat and add the chocolate a bit at a time. Gently stir until the chocolate has completely melted.
Add the liquer and stir away from heat until combined. Place in your Fondue set with candle light benefit.
Serve immediately with your dippers and enjoy.