Chocolate fondue. Mmmm, that favorite of 1970's house parties is making a comeback.
It's easy to see why. The combination of chocolate, strawberries, and cream is perfect for romance. You might guess that this dish started in Switzerland, but it hails from New York City.
Chalet Swiss, a popular Manhattan restaurant of the mid-20th century, crafted this dish in 1966 and it was instantly famous.
You don't have to be a culinary genius to create this memorable dish for two. A fondue pot and some quality dark chocolate will do the trick.
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Recipe for Chocolate Fondue
12 ounces quality dark chocolate, broken into bits
8 ounces whipping cream
1 tablespoon of your favorite liqueur (Frangelico, Chambord and Amaretto work well), optional
Garnish the platter with fruit for dipping (firm fruit, such as strawberries, pineapple slices, and orange wedges work best), peeled, sliced or trimmed. Add some marshmallows for some modern style s'mores.
To make the fondue, heat the cream gently in a saucepan over low heat. Gradually add the chocolate pieces, whisking continually until the chocolate melted into the mixture. Add the liqueur, if desired, and whisk thoroughly. Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot (or use the saucepan.) Serve the fruit on a platter. Dip the fruit into the chocolate using long, thin fondue forks or bamboo sticks.
Why not bring your chocolate fondue ingredients to Helen Georgia?
Sharing this delicious, interactive dish in a cabin overlooking the beautiful scenery of the North Georgia landscape just adds to the romance. Whether it's mountain view cabins or the intimate canopy of a wooded setting that you seek, cabin rentals in Helen have the perfect combination of ingredients for a romantic getaway.
Have you ever shared chocolate fondue with your sweetheart in the Georgia Mountains or elsewhere?
Do you have a different variation of this recipe to share?
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