Recipe: Chocolate Fondue for Two

by Nancy Ancrum

Photo by George Fishman

Sure, strawberries dipped in chocolate is a romantic’s cliché–especially on Valentine’s Day. Is that really a problem? This time of year, South Florida produces a rich bounty of “dippables” for this fondue: bananas, star fruit, oranges–and those ripe, red strawberries.

 

Chocolate Fondue for Two

TIME

Approximately 15 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons whipping cream

1½  tablespoons honey

1 3.5-ounce bar Toblerone dark chocolate, chopped

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

 

1.      In a medium saucepan, combine cream and honey and bring to a simmer.

2.      Add chocolate and whisk until melted. Add more cream if the mixture is too thick. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract. Pour fondue into a bowl and serve with fruit slices and berries.

 As an alternative, you can put all the ingredients into a bowl and heat in a microwave for 30-second increments. Whisk each time until chocolate has melted and blend until smooth.

Serves 2.

 

RIFF:

1. Make it sweet and potent: Add a splash or two of rum, kirsch, Amaretto or Kahlua.

2. Make it sweet and hot: Whisk just enough chili powder into the melted chocolate to make your tongue tingle.

3. Make it sweet and salty: How about some bits of finely chopped crispy bacon? How bad could that be?

 

The fondue doesn't last long. (Photo by George Fishman)

Related recipes: For a savory strawberry recipe, try spicy strawberry salsa.

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