Chocolate Fondue

In response to our question of what is your favorite chocolate recipe, Debbie answered, “mine has to be chocolate fondue.   It was a favorite of my kids growing up and we served it on the dessert buffet for both of the girls’ weddings.   Creamy and smooth, with your favorite fruit or bits of cake and cookies.  What is more romantic than a pot of chocolate, a warm fire burning and time with someone you love.”  

INGREDIENTS
1 cup heavy cream (although you can use light cream if you prefer)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
12 ounces of chocolate – I prefer a dark chocolate – 60% cocoa or better, or you can mix different chocolates to get the intensity that you like.
2 tablespoons brandy or Kirsch

An assortment of fruit pieces, pound cake and cookies for dipping

DIRECTIONS
Heat the cream in a saucepan until just below boiling. 
Remove from the heat and add the chocolate and butter.
Stir until all the chocolate is melted.
Stir in the brandy or Kirsch

Serve in a fondue pot over a very low flame so as not to burn the chocolate.   Candle or tea light strength is enough to keep the chocolate liquid.   If you prefer it thinner, add a tablespoon of cream at a time until desired consistency is reached.

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Debbie Mosiman
Bed and Breakfast Foodie

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