Chocolate Fondue anyone??
A few years ago, we received a nice chocolate fondue set with some chocolate as a gift (great gift idea, isn't it?) Anyway, we used it for a wee while until the chocolate ran out. While I was packing, I 'rediscovered' the set.
Here's my probably ignorant question: can you just use regular chocolate, or is there special fondue chocolate I should buy?
Thanks for the input fellow chocolate lovers!
I am the fondue queen. Is yours electric or with a candle? I have an electric one and we have a family tradition. Every Christmas Eve and on New Year's Day. We have a fondue dinner. I heat up olive oil or peanut oil. Prepare chunks of raw meat on a platter. (steak, chicken, shrimp & Pork) we have several side dishes and cook our little chucks of meats. Nice music, candles, and wine....... yummy
As for the Chocolate, you can use Hershy Bars and melt them. Put out a platter with strawberry's, cherry's, chunk pineapple, and banana. Very nice snack.
Many also do cheese. I personally don't but I've had it and it's pretty good.
Oh enjoy it!!!!
Any chocolate with a high butterfat content will work... Hersey's, Ghiradella, etc, Those packs of 12 chocolate bricks for candy coating work really well.
White chocolated-dipped prezels anyone?
Marnie, I've heard that it's INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT that you get JUST the right kind of chocolate. If it's not EXACTLY the right brand, the fondue just won't do.
There's even a large difference between batches...indeed, having a different expiry date can make all the difference!
To find the PROPER chocolate is really, really time consuming. In fact, it involves a lot of consuming. Lots and lots and lots of consuming lots and lots and lots of chocolate. It's horrible, dreadful work. It can take weeks...years. And you know I would be willing -- no, no, I know you would never ask such a thing, but really, it's the LEAST I could do.
Good heavens no I wouldn't dare ask a fee...your chocolate, I mean you mean so much to me, I would be overjoyed to take on this RESPONSIBILITY.
Well that's settled then! But let's be organized...should you start sending me chocolate from brands at the beginning of the alphabet, or the end?
Lorne ( )
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Last edited by Marion; 08-23-2006 at 10:15 PM.
I usually buy to ready made chocolat fondue kit ... there is black chocolat and milk chocolat and its very good all you do is melt it in the micro wave and then put it in your container...serve it with fruits, angel cake, pound cake,marshmallows, kids love that one.
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Fanatical fondue friends....
I knew this was the right place to ask my chocolate question!
Onie - I have just a simple candle one (wow - didn't even know there were electric ones!) Your Christmas Eve tradition sounds wonderful. I think I might borrow that idea for valentine';s day or something!
Steve - pretzels! good addition. I hadn't thought of that one!
Marion - thanks for the emby. Will be good once I DO get into the fondue thing again.
KristyAnn - a KIT! Sounds nice and easy - I love it!
Lorne, Lorne, Lorne - I have to say, you might have to TACKLE me for the test-tasting duty! And even if you made it by me, I have a very hungry husband that might take offense to your 'interference'. And even if you get by him..... well, let's just face it, you might be the nicest guy on earth, but you won't be getting even a fingernail on my chocolate...... thanks for the suggestion of starting at the beginning of the alphabet though......
Our Tradition goes On
When my daughter got married, she received her very own electric fondue pot and then I recently bought one for my sister-in-law for her birthday. She and the family got together with us and we had a dinner party with 8 or 9 people. We had 2 fondue's going at the same time. It really makes a nice dinner party because people take their time to eat and enjoy each others company. The advantage of Electric ones is it allows you to better control the temp, but I do know others with the candle ones and they like it. nie
In my house, my wife's standing quote is:
"Just put the chocolate down and back away slowly or I'll have to hurt you!"
A 30 man S.W.A.T team would be easier to negotiate with...
Marnie... Forget the chocolate, just use Lorne..... He's full of it!
Steve.... I knew there was something about your wife I could really love!
Is a good thing I'm allergic to chocolate, or you would all be in trouble. No one knows this, but I'm really the person that started the Cuban revolution. I wanted to get my hands on the local American Chocolate factory. It did not work!