as i talked about in a previous post - brownie roll-out cookies
- alex made me chocolate fondue for our first valentine's day together. it has become a tradition that every valentine's day (which is also our anniversary) we make chocolate fondue.
every year we try different versions of chocolate fondue but this is our staple recipe.
this chocolate fondue is silky and smooth. the espresso and vanilla enhance the chocolate so well i can't imagine not using these two flavors in it. there are so many things you can serve with fondue but our favorites are strawberries, pound cake, pineapple and bananas. this is the perfect easy to make yet very special dessert. i hope you enjoy it as much as we do!do you have any food traditions with your honey?
leave it in the comments at the end of the post - i love hearing from you!our chocolate fondue
1 pound of premium semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, well chopped (i used disks of chocolate)
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon espresso or 1/2 teaspoon of espresso powder
have an additional 1/2 cup of heavy cream on hand to add if fondue gets thick in fondue pot
use a double boiler or add a couple inches of water to a saucepan and place a glass bowl on the top of the sauce pan. make sure that the glass bowl is big enough so that it does not touch the water.
add chocolate and cream to the glass bowl. as the water starts to simmer stir the chocolate and cream until almost all the chocolate is melted. turn off heat and add vanilla and espresso. stir until the mixture is smooth. transfer to fondue pot.
if the chocolate becomes thick while in the fondue pot - add more cream to smooth it out
ideas for items to serve with the chocolate fondue
- pound cake
- graham crackers
- shortbread cookies
- tart apples
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