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I adopted this recipe after Mean Chef (IHHDRO) left the site. His original comments were, "A simple party dessert which is a year-round opportunity to use the season's best and ripest fruit." My comments submitted as a review when I first tried it were, "Excellent chocolate fondue. I cut the recipe in half and prepared it with Ghirardelli Semi-sweet chocolate and heavy cream. Hubby and I ate an entire pound of strawberries dipped in this luxury while watching movies tonight." I have made this many times since for just Hubby and I, and for guests. It is a very good chocolate fondue.
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- 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate or 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
- 1/2-3/4 cup milk (or 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter) or 1/2-3/4 cup half-and-half (or 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter) or 1/2-3/4 cup heavy cream (or 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1To make the sauce, in a small bowl, combine the chocolate and 1/2 cup milk or cream and melt gently in a barely simmering water bath or microwave on Medium (50 percent) power for about 2 minutes.
- 2Stir until smooth.
- 3Add more liquid if the sauce seems too thick or look curdled.
- 4Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
- 5Use warm fondue immediately or set aside until needed and rewarm briefly.
- 6Have forks, skewers, or pretty (or goofy) swizzle sticks available for guests to dip with.
- 7If the fondue gets too thick or cool, reheat gently (without boiling) for 1 minute in the microwave on Medium (50percent) power or set in a pan of barely simmering water.
- 8Leftover sauce keeps several days in the refrigerator.
- 9It is a prefect topping for ice cream.
- 10Note: This is a versatile recipe that can be tailored to your taste and the type of chocolate you are using.
- 11For the most intense chocolate fondue, use milk, rather than half-and-half or cream, and omit the butter.
- 12For even greater intensity, choose a bittersweet chocolate labeled anywhere from 66 percent to 70 percent and use the greater amount of liquid called for.
- 13Butter or cream results in a softer, mellower chocolate flavor.
- 14Ideas for dipping: Kumquats or segments of seedless clementines, oranges, or ruby grapefruit- If possible, separate the citrus into segments without breaking the membrane.
- 15If you set the segments on a rack to dry in a warm place or in the oven, preheated to 200° F, then turned off for several hours, the membrane will dry like crisp paper and the juices will burst in your mouth when you take a bite.
- 16Chunks of pineapple Chunks of fresh coconut or large curls of dried coconut Chunks of banana Dried fruit such as apricot, mango, papaya, pineapple, or Bing cherries Strips of good-quality candied orange, grapefruit or lemon peel Cubes of pound cake or angel food cake, or toasted cubes of brioche or challah Cigarette cookies, fan wafers, graham crackers or digestive biscuits, or pretzels Marshmallows or meringues Toasted shaved almonds (to sprinkle on after dipping).
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Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Fondue
Serving Size: 1 (67 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 21.0
- Calories from Fat 10
- Total Fat 1.1 g
- Saturated Fat 0.6 g
- Cholesterol 4.2 mg
- Sodium 14.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 1.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 1.0 g