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How to Make Chocolate Fondue

Winter is a great season for fondue. Sitting inside a warm room around the table with a hot pot of cheese in the middle while its ice cold outside is just perfect. The most common fondue in Switzerland is the cheese fondue but there is also another very popular kind of fondue: chocolate fondue!


The concept of chocolate fondue is very similar to regular cheese fondue. However, instead of dipping bread in cheese you dip all kinds of sweet things in melted hot chocolate. It is best made in a special chocolate fondue set (that you can buy at any super here in Switzerland) where the chocolate is kept warm and liquid over a single candle.

This is how you make chocolate fondue:

1) Heat 160 ml of cream, do not boil!
2) Add 100g of dark chocolate and 100g of milk chocolate and melt it in the cream
3) Pour chocolate mixture into the serving pot

You also prepare a lot of goodies to dip in the chocolate:

1) Fresh fruit cut into small pieces (e.g. strawberries, apples, pears, bananas, clementine, oranges)
2) Biscuits (e.g. Petit Beurre)
3) Dried fruit (e.g. apricots, mango, peaches)
4) Marshmallows

Enjoy your hot chocolate fondue! :D


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