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Chocolate Fondue for Valentine’s

Chocolate and strawberry Happy Valentine’s Day!

I think there is nothing more romantic than chocolate, so what better thing to make for your loved on than chocolate fondue? There is something so sensual and luxurious about melted chocolate over fruit and other tasty items, and the very act of dipping and sharing fondue makes it special.

Raspberry in Chocolate FondueAs with all things chocolate, start with quality. Find a good, dark chocolate and there is little chance that the end product won’t be delicious.

I like a bit of Port in my chocolate fondue, especially when you’re dipping fruit. If you want even more of a kick, add an extra teaspoon!

Here’s my recipe…

Chocolate Fondue with Port

Ingredients:

    200 g 70% Chocolate
    200 ml Cream
    2 teaspoons Port

What to do:

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  2. Warm the cream in a saucepan to a low simmer.
  3. Amaretti dipped in chocolateRemove from the heat and stir the cream into the chocolate in small parts, stirring all the time.
  4. Chocolate and RaspberryChocolate and RaspberryThe chocolate will clump at first, then it should become smooth and glossy.
  5. Stir in the Port.
  6. Transfer to a fondue pot and enjoy!

My five favourite things to dip into chocolate fondue:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Bananas
  3. Raspberries
  4. Biscotti
  5. Amaretti biscuits

I’m sure you can think of many other delicious things to dip!

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7 Responses to “Chocolate Fondue for Valentine’s”

  1. February 14th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Sophie says:

    If you don’t mind, I’m coming over!

  2. February 14th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Kieran says:

    I don’t know, it kind of gets crowded at my place when I make chocolate fondue!

  3. February 14th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Tom says:

    Sinful!

  4. February 15th, 2008 at 2:04 am

    TACE says:

    Ohhhhh, it looks so warm and comforting and deeeeelicious. I know I’m in California but it’s dang cold here today…melted chocolate, Valentine’s day what more of an excuse do I need…..?
    The fondue with the port though……I dunno…. if I get port in the house it might not make it into the chocolate….

  5. February 15th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Patricia Scarpin says:

    I have never tried biscotti nor amaretti with fondue – great idea!

  6. June 3rd, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Janet says:

    Could I omit the port and use this for my chocolate fountain for my son’s 7th birthday party??? Most of the other recipies for the fountains suggest veg oil …..

  7. April 2nd, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Steve says:

    WoW amazing post dude, thanks for the info!

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