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
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.