Friday, February 10, 2012

Chocolate Fondue



This is a fun dessert to make for Valentine’s Day.

Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue
1-1/2 cups half and half
1 cup heavy cream
1-1/2 pounds bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped. (I used 2 bags of semisweet chocolate chips that I didn’t need to chop)
1/4 cup Frangelico liqueur (If you do not want to use this you can substitute 1/4 cup of strong brewed coffee)
1/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts (as always you can omit the nuts if you'd prefer)

Place the half and half and heavy cream in a double boiler. Heat the creams until they bubble. Reduce the heat and gradually stir in the chocolate chips 1/2 cup at a time whisking while adding. When the chocolate is completely blended in, add the liqueur. Keep warm and sprinkle with hazelnuts just before serving. You can divide the chocolate into individual dipping bowls and serve with dipping fruit and other items or you can put the chocolate into a fondue pot at this time, too, to keep it warm.

Some dipping suggestions: cookies, biscotti, cubes of cake, dried apricots, pineapple, fresh berries, sliced pears, orange slices, and marshmallows.

This recipe easily served 8 people with leftovers. If you are serving a smaller group half the recipe.


9 comments:

  1. Delightful. Love the dishes. Can't wait to dip into this lovely recipe!

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  2. What a beautiful presentation and sounds so yummy.

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  3. Lovely! Great way to celebrate Valentines Day.

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  4. How pretty! Is there anything better than chocolate for Valentine's Day?

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  5. so cute...I love it. You should have taken the valentines post!

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  6. Great idea!!!! You could add Rice Krispie treat balls too! Or store-bought frozen cream puffs! Both of those are not very healthy, but really yummy for Valentines.

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  7. Ellen, that is sooo perfectly lovely in presentation!
    Can I come over?

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