Posted by: Erica Retrochef | May 19, 2014

Chocolate Fondue

recipe
This week is a classic fondue pot recipe — chocolate. (Cheese will probably be done at some later date, when cheese-hating daughter isn’t around.)

6 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup light cream
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons crème de cacao or orange-flavored liqueur

In saucepan melt chocolate over low heat. Add sugar, cream, butter, and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes or till thickened. Stir in liqueur. Pour into fondue pot; place over fondue burner. Spear dipper with fondue fork; dip sauce. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Suggested dippers: Angel cake, pound cake, apples, maraschino cherries, marshmallows.

Time to indulge!

chocolate

One and a half bars of baking chocolate. Mmmmm.

cream-and-sugar

Once that’s melted, add cream and sugar. Mmmmm.

grand-marnier

Stir it all up, add some Grand Marnier. Mmmmm.

fondue-pot

Oh, you thought this was all happening in the fondue pot? Nope, that’s apparently just for show (and keeping the chocolate warm). Like we learned last week, Sterno is good at warming, but the stove is faster… so cook in a real pot, serve in the fancy fondue pot!

serving

Delicious. We dipped berries (mmm), pound cake (mmm), animal crackers (mmm). Heck, anything dipped in chocolate is good, right?

Oh, and incidentally — this does make plenty of chocolate, so you’ll probably have leftovers (even with a lot of guests who are chocolate fiends). Interestingly, chocolate fondue makes a great fudge when it’s refrigerated! Not what the authors of Fondue and Tabletop Cooking expected, I imagine, but good to know.


Responses

  1. I know what I’m making at my next dinner party! 🙂 YUM!

    • You probably will want to cut down the recipe. As noted in the post, this makes quite a bit.

  2. TASTY. I have never tried chocolate, thinking it was pretty easy… I mean, melted chocolate, how hard could it be, right? And yet, I’ve never mastered cheese fondue. Somehow, it never turns out quite right… which left me feeling less sure of myself about the chocolate! This looks really tasty, and I like the fudge idea!

  3. MMMMMM!!!!!!!! When melting chocolate for anything, it’s important to not get a drop of water in it, or it will ‘seize up’. Glad to see this turned out fine.

  4. I can’t believe that you have a daughter who hates cheese.

  5. Sounds divine! BTW, I discovered your blog a few weeks ago, and I love it. I look forward to your updates every week.

    I am from Wisconsin, so I find the notion of someone hating cheese inconceivable.

    • She and cheese actually have more of a frenemy relationship — cheese is delicious, but she’s severely lactose intolerant, so cheese also betrays her and causes stomach cramps😉


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