Saturday, December 29, 2007

Chocolate Fondue on Christmas....


My daughter Olivia got a camera from Santa and she was trying her hand at a little food photography while we were having Christmas dessert; here's a slightly messy shot of the best chocolate fondue I've ever had! Definitely worth the extra expense for the Valrohna cocoa and semi-sweet chocolate. I never realized the difference between the regular grocery store chocolates and the premiums, but I'm a convert.

I might make this again when we have the neighborhood over for New Years Eve!

CHOCOLATE FONDUE

1 c. premium cocoa powder (such as Valrohna or Scharffen Berger), sifted
1 1/4 c. water
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. plus 5 T. heavy cream
5 oz. 62% semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

Angel food cake, pretzel rods, strawberries, bananas, shortbread cookies

Sift the cocoa into mixing bowl and set aside. Place the water, sugar, and corn syrup into a pot and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes until sugar solution has reduced by about 30%. Pour the cocoa powder into the solution and blend with a whisk until smooth. Return the chocolate mixture to the stove and continue cooking over medium heat. Add cream, bring to boil and allow to simmer for five minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in chopped chocolate. Pour into fondue pot and keep warm.

Makes 4-6 servings.
Source: Epicurious.com

Just beneath this post is one of Olivia's first pictures, it's Garlic Mashed Potatoes!

1 comment:

Bellini Valli said...

Hello Leah. I have enjoyed browsing through your blog which I came across on Jenn's creation the Foodie Blogroll.My family always has Chocolate Fondue at Christmas as well and garlic mashed potatoes with the turkey as well.