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Published June 15th 2012
Chocolate fondue is to live for. Image by Iwona Erskine-Kellie (Wikimedia Commons)
Making chocolate fondue is easy and a fun thing eat with the family or to make with the kids during the school holidays. Most people recommend Lindt chocolate but whatever your preference is fine. Although the better the chocolate the better the taste. The main thing is to use chocolate you truly love and have a really interesting array of titbits to dip into your molten brew. Fondue sets, with the long forks, make it more fun and are usually available at your local op shop for a few dollars.
1 bar (100 g) Dark Chocolate, chopped 2/3 cup (160 ml) of cream.
Organise your titbits on a plate and place in the fridge. (See list below)
In a saucepan, heat the cream until it just starts to boil.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the chopped chocolate. Stir until melted.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the fondue pot and let people help themselves.
Try cubes of cake or cheesecake, strawberries, grapes, bananas, sliced apple, pear, pineapple, raspberries, dried apricots, prunes, mango, marshmallow, cherries, mini doughnuts, brownies, macaroons, curls of dried coconut, tiny meringues, biscotti, or even soft lollies. Frozen banana is also nice which you dip in the chocolate and then in a bowl of crushed nuts.
To heighten the chocolate rush have a family movie night and watch Chocolat (PG) while you enjoy your fondue. It's about a woman and her daughter opening up a chocolate shop in a small French village and the film just oozes chocolate. Oh and Johny Depp oozing sex appeal is also a secondary attraction.