(Original article by Kim Vallee – athome.kimvallee.com)
Chocolate fondue is wonderful to serve when you are having guests over. Any fondue makes the ideal mingling dish. Plus, you feel good knowing that you ate lots of fresh fruits for dessert. It just happened that they were dipped in chocolate.
A Cool Chocolate Fondue Set
While I was exploring Design & Inredningsbloggen, the Swedish retailer danskdesign.nu caught my eyes with its modern housewares and furniture.
Chocolate fondue sets are not known for their innovative design. But that was before Jacob Wagner designed in 2007 its Menu Chocolate Fondue Set. The sleek white porcelain set unites wit and style. With its elongated tray / plate, it is designed to be your own Fondue Set or to share on a romantic dinner. Quite elegant for entertaining!
From their Copenhagen, Denmark office, Jakob Wagner Design creates award winning products and furniture for international clients like Moroso, Magis, Bang & Olufsen, Iittala and Georg Jensen.
Kim’s Delightful Chocolate Fondue Recipe
My secret is that I used Toblerone chocolate, the mix of chocolate and almond nougat makes a difference.
Ingredients for 4 persons:
- 8 or 9 peaks of Toblerone (I buy the large bar widely available at the grocery aisle and I am left with 3 peaks)
- About 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of 15% cream – adjust to taste
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of Grand Marnier
- Full strawberries, sliced bananas, pears cut in thin quarter- like shapes, pineapple pieces, melon scoops
Add 3/4 of the cream and all the chocolate in a double boiler to melt the chocolate. Stir regularly while its melting; the goal is that the chocolate does not burned. Check the consistency while the chocolate is melting, you may add some cream but do not forget that the Grand Marnier is more liquid. When the chocolate is almost melted, add the Grand Marnier. When the chocolate is fully melted, adjust the cream if necessary to get the right smoothness.
Transfer in the Chocolate Fondue Pot. Light the candle, stir a little, dip the fruit and savor with friends. You can serve tea, coffee or a glass of Port wine.