Feb 14, 2012

Chocolate fondue

Happy Valentine's Day! Love it or not, it's a day that certainly gets a lot of attention. As a romantic at heart, I have nothing against a day celebrated with food, flowers and fizzy.

Personally, I'm not into the OTT or extravagent valentine's day gestures. In fact, the more thought put in behind a meal shared, a new recipe tried, a candle lit or a song played, the more my heart swoons. But that's just me and everyone should celebrate in their own way. I am all for that.

However you choose to celebrate, or not, I hope you'll try this chocolate and contreau fondue. I used mars bar chocolate bars but feel free to use another chocolate bar variety or just plain chocolate if you prefer.

For dipping into the fodue, I prepared a platter of goodies which consisted of berry marshamallows, almond biscotti and fresh strawberries. Each delivered a unique texture and was delicous with the chocolate sauce.

Chocolate & Contreau Fondue Sauce

3 x 55g mars bars or equivalent in any chocolate
100ml cream
30ml contreau liquer

1. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and cream. Stir in the contreau.
2. Serve in a dipping bowl accompanied by your favourite fruits and cookies.


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Fondue is a great idea! :) Mmm that is a nice selection of things to dip with different texture.

Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy said...

Yum! Looks great. i especially like the idea to use biscotti :)

Martyna@WholesomeCook said...

Chocolate fondue is a perfect way to enjoy an evening together - love the biscotti addition.

sophia said...

Oh my...that looks amazing. The berry marshmallow is sooo pretty too! Valentines is suddenly looking up!

Delishhh said...

Ohh so good - i could use one of these platters right now and some of that fabulous chocolate dipping sauce :)

marthameetslucy said...

The biscotti sound great with the fondue, but I am partial to shortbread cookies.

Miriam said...

Ah, what a lovely treat :)
Happy Valentine's Day!
Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Hotly Spiced said...

I love the ingredients in the fondue sauce! Delicious. I haven't had a melted mars bar in years. And with those dipping ingredients - that would be so amazing. Great idea!

Di-licious said...

What a great, fun way to say Happy Valentines day without the Hallmark holiday trappings! I have a fondue set languishing in the cupboard...I think my daughter would love to try it out!