Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue makes a simple but luscious dessert to serve with seasonal fruit. Strawberries are most commonly used but lots of other fruit can be used, try dipping a selection of berries, also good are pieces of banana, fig wedges, pears, apples and even oranges. The recipe below calls for cointreau but if you prefer you can leave this out. My daughter loves a dipping marshmallows in the runny chocolate.

Portions: 4-6 Portions

Preparation: 2 minutes

Cooking: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Chocolate Fondue

  • 500g plain chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids), broken into small pieces
  • 100ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp cointreau

To Serve

  • one type of fruit or a selection cut into cubes or wedges as required eg. strawberries or a selection of berries, bananas, figs and pears.

Method

  1. Chocolate Fondue: Place the chocolate and cream into a fondue pan or saucepan and melt slowly over a low heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until melted. Stir in the cointreau and serve.
  2. To Serve: Keep the fondue over a low heat if serving from a fondue pan. Accompany with a your choice of fruit sliced into cubes or wedges as required.