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Food, Love, Strawberries & Chocolate Fondue

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Love is the poetry of the senses      Honore de Balzac


and  so then is  food…here is a perfect  Valentine’s Day gift ,recipe and kitchen accessory….

Dolce by Beka– an elegant, yet simple foundue set,makes a beautiful addition to the kitchen, compact and easy to store as well. But you may want to keep this somewhere in the open as a decorative item. It is also dishwasher safe and comes with a candle to prevent the chocolate from scorching. Just the right size for a fondue for 4 and if you want to make a luscious fondue for Valentine’s Day, this recipe works perfectly in the Dolce  fondue set.

Chocolate & Creme Fondue

1’2 lb of fresh, plump strawberries

16 ounces of dark chocolate (minimum 60% cocoa)

3 tblsps Brandy

1/2 cup whipping cream

Gently hull strawberries, wash and dry gently with paper towels. Prepare the fondue by melting the chocolate in a double boiler. Then add in the cream and stirring constantly till the mixture is creamy. Add im Brandy. Blend well, do not boil.  Transfer into the fondue, be sure candle underneath the fondue has been lit. Skewer the strawberries and dip in fondue.

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  1. Nils cuadros
    Nils cuadros

    When do I add the whipping cream??

    Thank you

    December 8, 2012
    • Nils: Thanks for stopping by. You add in cream to the melted chocolate as directed in recipe in second sentence ( Then add in the cream) and stir it gently into the mixture. It is yummy! This is a great apres ski or Holiday appetizer or fun snack to make at home for friends, family and of course, yourself!

      December 9, 2012

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