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Chocolate Strawberry Fondue

Hi again,

At Mercure we are not just celebrating Valentine’s Day but we are sharing the love all month long with delicious set menus in Four Elements Restaurant and drink and food specials throughout the hotel. Check out this week’s menu here.

If you can’t visit us in February perhaps impress your partner by making an amazing desert. This strawberry chocolate fondue is a great twist on an old favourite.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces of dark chocolate (chips or roughly chopped if from a block)
  • 8 ounces of heavy cream
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 large punnet of fresh strawberries washed and patted dry

Method

1 Warm the cream over moderate heat until tiny bubbles show and begin to lightly and slowly boil. Add the chocolate and whisk until smooth and full incorporated.

2 Immediately transfer to a fondue pot heated at low or with a low flame, or serve straight from the pot if you don’t happen to get a Fondue kit.

3 Arrange the strawberries on a platter or plate around the chocolate pot. Use the fondue fork, bamboo skewer, seafood fork, or salad fork to dip the fruit pieces into the hot melted cream chocolate mixture. Eat immediately.

If the fondue begins to feel a little stiff, add a tablespoon of heavy cream and stir. It will help it go a little longer. Eventually, it will cook down though and you may need to start a new pot.

Variations
Why not add 2 tablespoons of Baileys Irish cream to the chocolate. It’s my personal favorite.

One final little tip I heard and tried this week
If you add a couple of drops of Soy sauce to melted chocolate and then dip a banana into the mixture it will give your mouth an explosion of flavour that’s just amazing. Please try this and let me know what you think!

Happy Cooking!

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - Permalink


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