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Chocolate Fondue For Your Stay-At-Home Valentine’s Day

There's no need to leave your house to satisfy your fondue craving this Valentine's Day. Serve this rich chocolate ganache with your favorite fruit.

Chocolate Fondue

Photo: Denis Dervisevic (flickr)

Serve with strawberries, star fruit, graham crackers, marshmallows, walnut halves, orange segments, and other things that go well with chocolate.

A little orange zest, minced fresh ginger, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, or your favorite booze can make this chocolate fondue really special. Serve with strawberries, star fruit, graham crackers, marshmallows, walnut halves, orange segments, and other things that go well with chocolate.

Warm Chocolate Ganache With Fresh Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely chopped premium bittersweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • ginger, cayenne pepper, orange zest, etc. (to taste)

Cooking Directions

  1. Place the chopped chocolate in a bowl with your desired flavorings.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the cream over medium heat until it just begins to bubble.
  3. Remove from the heat and immediately pour the cream over the chopped chocolate. Stir the mixture until the chocolate has completely melted and mixed with the cream to form a thick sauce.
  4. Use immediately or keep warm over a hot water bath on very low heat until ready to use.

Chef Daniel Orr

Chef Daniel Orr is the owner of FARMbloomington and the author of several cookbooks. He draws from a lifelong curiosity about individual ingredients combined with extensive training in the art of finding food’s true essence and flavor. The result is simple, yet sophisticated; the best of American food tempered by classic European training.

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