You may think you need to own a special fondue pot, but while it’s fun to have one, it’s not absolutely necessary.
A fondue pot is really just a warming dish on a stand, with a candle underneath the pot to keep what’s in it warm.
Without a candle, a regular bowl should stay warm for about 20 minutes.
The “special” equipment usually also includes long forks for dipping the fruit into the chocolate, but you can substitute regular forks, bamboo skewers or even long toothpicks.
For this chocolate fondue recipe you will need:
16 ounces dark, sweet or semi-sweet chocolate (chips or roughly chopped if from a block)
1 1/2 cups light cream
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
Angel food cake
Warm the cream over moderate heat until tiny bubbles show and begins to lightly and slowly boil. Add the chocolate, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
Immediately transfer to a fondue pot heated at low or with a low flame, or serve straight from the pot.
Arrange the dippables on a platter or plates around the chocolate pot. Use a fondue fork, bamboo skewer, or salad fork to dip the fruit pieces and other dippables into the hot melted cream chocolate mixture. Eat immediately.
If the fondue begins to feel a little stiff, add a tablespoon of heavy cream and stir. It will help it go a little longer. Eventually, it will cook down though and you may need to start a new pot.
Add a tablespoon or two of Bailey's Irish Cream to the chocolate.
Add a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
A good pinch of espresso powder
Orange zest or grapefruit zest is nice way to create a slightly fruity chocolate.
A few tablespoons of flavoring syrups (the kind used for coffee) can add a nice dimension of flavor as well.
White chocolate is always a nice change
A chocolate fondue recipe will insure that you have a delectable dessert to serve at your next gathering that's easy, yet irresistible and delicious. Besides, there's a chocolate fondue recipe for everyone, whether you want to combine it with fresh fruit or berries, or over cake or cookie selections.