Swiss chocolate fondue

Description

Fondue and chocolate, this recipe matches two Swiss well known symbols. Although dessert fondues are relatively modern, wouldn't get you into regional mood dipping pieces of cake into a caquelon of melted chocolate? Wicked!

Ingredients

4 c fruit (assorted fruit cut into bite size chunks)
2 c strawberries (or cherries)
3⁄4 lb cake (cut into cubes)
1⁄2 c cream (light cream or half and half)
1 T honey
1⁄4 t vanilla extract
6 oz chocolate (milk chocolate, grated or morsels)
3 oz chocolate (bittersweet chocolate, grated or morsels)

Instructions

  1. Place cream, honey and vanilla extract in the top part of a double boiler, stirring constantly. When the mixture is warm, add chocolate, a little at a time, stirring until all the chocolate melts.
  2. Transfer to a fondue pot or earthenware pot and take to the table.
  3. Set fondue pot in the middle of the table Place cake cubes and fruit on a serving platter.

Notes

Place a plate, a regular fork and a long fondue fork for each person. Have each one spear cake or fruit with a fondue fork, dip it into chocolate, swirl, and remove. Transfer to a regular fork to eat. Do not forget the napkins! this way to eat chocolate has may become messy.

You may use a traditional fondue pot and heat it over a small alcohol burner or a candle. If you use an electric fondue pot, set temperature to "dessert."

You don't need to limit your dessert fondue to chocolate. honey, coconut, marshmallow or caramel can make great warm dipping sauces.

4 servings
25 minutes