Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Konrad Egli, a Swiss restaurateur who had popularized cheese fondue, introduced fondue bourguignonne at his Chalet Suisse restaurant in 1956. Then in the mid 1960s, he invented chocolate fondue as part of a promotion for Toblerone chocolate. Suggested dippers; Angelfood cake, pound cake, apples, maraschino cherries, marshmallows.
- 9 ounces toblerone swiss chocolate, broken into pieces or 6 ounces of unsweetened chocolate and 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup light cream
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons Creme de Cacao or 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier
- In double boiler melt chocolate. Add cream, butter and salt.
- Cook, stirring constantly for 5 minutes or until thickened. Add liqueur.
- Transfer to fondue pot and keep warm over fondue burner.
- Note: If fondue becomes too thick add a bit of warmed cream.
What a fun fondue! The only reason I am not rating this 5 stars is because of the amounts of cream and butter. I only used about 1/2 cup of cream and the chocolate was thin enough. I think if I had used a full cup it would have been way too thin to stick to the fruit, etc... Also, I think you could get away with using half the amount of butter. I used the Grand Marnier option, but only 1 T. of it, and it deepened the chocolate flavor. I LOVED the Toberlone and thought it made for a delicious chocolate fondue. My family had so much fun dipping fruit (strawberries, pineapple, bananas) and pretzel rods into the chocolate. Yum! Made during ZWT7 for the Golden Gourmets.