I hope you finished off the last of 2009 in a fun way. We have Justin’s parents in town, so we decided to have a fun meal. Now, we have a new “fondue” tradition for New Year’s. We had a cheese fondue with fresh veggies, garlic sourdough bread, and grilled chicken. AND… for dessert a whole plate of fresh fruit with angel food cake in a rich chocolate fondue!!
… I need your input on a great cheese fondue, because ours was not great, just okay. However, the chocolate fondue was great! Here is what the spread looked like:
Dark Chocolate Fondue Recipe
Via my fabulous sister Tiffany! Love ya Tiffy!
1/2 c water
1/2 c half and half (I had cream so I used it, whoops! Are my pants tighter?…)
1 T honey
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp maple extract
3 oz Bittersweet chocolate, grated (or chocolate chip size)
6 oz Milk Chocolate
Things to dip:
Strawberries, Fresh Pineapple, Cherries(pitted), Apples, Orange Segments,
Angel Food Cake, Animal Crackers, Brownie Bites…. in other words, all things yummy!
In a heavy saucepan or fondue pot, over medium heat,
combine the first 4 ingredients till fully incorporated.
(I did this all in my rice cooker, see below)
Pour in chocolate and stir til all chocolate is melted and mixture is glossy.
Keep warm to serve.
After…. You’ll notice I only had the one fondue pot, maybe I will get another by next year,
but if not my little rice cooker was the perfect chocolate fondue pot, set on warm.
So, if you don’t have a fondue pot, but you have a rice cooker (or a crock pot would also work)…
There you go!