Chocolate Fondue

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Have you ever wondered, “What doesn’t taste good covered in chocolate?” If you are a chocolate lover, the answer is EVERYTHING tastes better coated in chocolate! Thinking is one thing, but the only way to know for sure is to experiment. If you are looking for a fun and interactive dessert for your next dinner party, try this chocolate fondue. You and your guests will have a blast figuring out what the perfect pair to chocolate is!

The fondue takes only a few minutes to make and is a great ending to any meal. Serve with an assortment of cakes, cookies, fruits, or anything else that you would like to try covered in delicious chocolate!

Here is the recipe Sally created.

Chocolate Fondue
Makes 4 servings
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
pinch salt
1-2 tablespoons amaretto or other liqueur (optional)
Dipping items (cut fruit, cake squares, pretzels, cookies, etc.)

Chop chocolate. Set aside.

In heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat, add cream, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and salt. Stir until cream mixture is blended and just begins to simmer. Remove pan from heat.

Add chopped chocolate to the cream sauce. Stir until chocolate is melted into cream mixture. Add optional liqueur and stir. Pour warm fondue into fondue pot (with lit candle) and serve with assorted fruits, cake squares, pretzels and cookies for dipping. Fondue can be made ahead, covered and refrigerated and then warmed before service.

Recipe ©Sally James Mathis

This recipe was developed for the Go Bold with Butter blog. You can see more delicious recipes using real butter at http://goboldwithbutter.com 

Here is more on the picture Taylor took.

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For this chocolate fondue shot, I wanted a wider view to show off the large platter of various dipping items. I chose the white tile and white background to match the fondue pot and give it a clean and modern look. The light source is placed on the left side with a fill card on the right to reduce the contrast of the shadows.

Want to learn more about food photography? Check out the downloadable ezine series photographing FOOD.

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