The Chocolate Fondue is a dessert dish served in a small ceramic pot, and consists of dipping fresh fruits into melted chocolate. Shown (right) is the sort of fondue set used.
100 grams - Semi-sweet high quality plain or milk or white chocolate
80 ml - evaporated milk
Assortment of fruits such as apples, pears, bananas, kiwi fruit, strawberries, pineapple
Cut the fruit into small 25 mm pieces. Serve on individual dishes. Break up the chocolate and mix it with the evaporated milk in a saucepan. Melt over a low heat stirring constantly with a wooden spatula. Alternatively the mixture can be melted in a microwave oven, stirring every 30 seconds until liquid. Some chefs prefer to melt the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water.
Transfer the melted mixture to the ceramic pot, which can be pre-heated with hot water, and place it on its stand in the centre of the table. The pot is kept hot by a small night light (tea light) candle in the base of the stand.
Each diner puts the fruit onto a fork and coats it with the chocolate in the pot.
Substitute some of the evaporated milk for a little liqueur or spirit
Add crushed nuts, raisins, finely chopped fruit or small marshmallows to the chocolate mixture
Dip marshmallows instead of fruit
Dip cubes of brioche or toasted sweet bun
Swirl single cream onto the chocolate just before serving
Swirl toffee or honey onto white chocolate just before serving
Try using Toblerone chocolate
Try using a flavoured chocolate, for example orange. Lindt Excellence "Intense Orange" is especially recommended.
Try stem ginger dipped into plain chocolate
Try strawberries dipped into white chocolate
For those who do not like chocolate (is there anyone?), for those where chocolate does not like them, or just for something different to try, here is a toffee alternative.
25 grams - butter
100 grams - brown sugar
175 ml - single cream
1/2 - teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 - tablespoon cornflour
1 - tablespoon maple or golden syrup
Assortment of fruits etc. as for chocolate fondue
In a saucepan gently heat together the sugar, butter and cinnamon until melted and then boil for one minute. Stir in the cream, syrup and the cornflour (mixed with a little water) and cook until the mixture thickens.
Transfer the mixture to the fondue pot and sprinkle on a little more cinnamon, then serve as for the chocolate fondue, being careful not to allow the toffee to burn. An alternative flavour to cinnamon would be to use vanilla in the form of either a pod (opened and with the seeds scraped into the mix) or vanilla extract.
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