Fondue is one of my favorite dishes to make. Of course, if I make a cheese fondue, it’s not very popular with the kids. That is saved for a grown-ups only night. A bottle of wine, a plate of veggies and bread, there’s not much more that we need.
When it’s the kids’ turn for fondue, I switch to dessert. How can you go wrong with a pot full of melted chocolate? It’s a favorite with all of the kids, but my nine year old, Sam, is my faithful assistant. She has always loved to cook with me, no matter what the meal. So, together we cut the assortment of fruit into bite-sized pieces, collect the ingredients for the sauce, measure, and mix.
When everything is ready, the whole group of kids is called for dessert. With four children and one pot of fondue, placement of children is crucial. The pot is placed ever so slightly nearer to the youngest, and everyone is given their own plate of fruit to avoid fighting over which child got more strawberries. The dessert is a huge success with all, and happiness reigns.
- 6 ounces Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares
- 3 Tb. corn syrup
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- apples (I prefer sour for the contrast)
- In a microwaveable bowl, combine baking chocolate, corn syrup, and 1 tablespoon heavy cream. Place in microwave for 1 minute.
- Remove bowl and stir.
- Continue heating in 30 second increments, stirring at the end of each.
- Add more cream by the tablespoon to desired consistency.
- Transfer fondue to fondue pot and place atop burner.
- Watch the fondue and adjust the amount of heat from the burner to avoid boiling or thickening.