V-Day is just two days away and if you are planning a special treat or surprise for that special someone then this chocolate fondue is the perfect thing to make. I have made this fondue several times over in the past few years, mostly for my kids’ birthday parties and it has been a hit always. You can serve just about anything along with the fondue and trust me, it will get finished in minutes. Each time I made it I would promise myself that I’d get some pictures just to post the recipe on the blog but somehow it would slip my mind and I would forget all about it. A few months ago I planned my daughter’s 5th birthday party and made sure I bought a little extra of everything so even if I forgot to take pictures during the party I could always recreate the scene the next day and this is exactly what I did
The best thing about having chocolate fondue for a party is that you can not just use your favourite chocolate, you can serve it up with some simple goodies such as potato crisps/chips or banana slices. Some sponge cake or pineapple slices can also compete with the aforementioned dippers. We have also served streaky bacon fried to a crisp along with the chocolate fondue for a family party but do note that if you have a mixed crowd with people of all faiths you may want to warn them in advance about the bacon or simply skip it. Do note that if you are not using milk for the fondue and intend to use canned pineapples or any canned fruit you need to drain off the excess liquid or moisture as much as you can as the moisture can turn the chocolate into a lumpy mess (the chocolate will seize). This is why my recipe includes milk so that you start off with a slightly thin fondue that is creamy, than one with only chocolate in it.
I do hope you enjoy it with the accompaniment of your choice!
Chocolate Fondue can be a treat at any party. Just serve it with any dipper of your choice!
- 300 grams Chocolate (use your favourite brand)
- 300 grams Fresh Cream
- 1/2 - 3/4 th Cup Milk
- Potato Chips
- Banana Slices
- Sponge Cake
- Streaky Bacon, fried to a crisp
- Bread or rusk
- Dry fruit like apricot or dates
Break the chocolate into small pieces and place them in a heatproof bowl.
Heat the cream in a heavy-based saucepan, bring it to a simmer and pour it over the chocolate in the bowl. Stir until all the chocolate has melted and you get a smooth mixture.
Add the milk, a little at a time whilst whisking the chocolate mixture until you get the desired consistency.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl of a fondue maker. Place skewers/toothpicks around and serve along with the dippers of your choice