How to make chocolate fondue: instructions for preparing different types of chocolate fondue. The classic recipe, with white chocolate, Nutella fondue, spiced fondue ... Tips and practical advice to bring a classy gluttony to the table.
ThereChocolate Fondueit is very popular with young and old; chocolate is the "typical meal”Of a large number of events: Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas…. There Chocolate Fondue it's a great way to recycle Easter eggs or leftover Christmas / Epiphany stocking chocolate. It will make you end the evening on one condition: don't mind the calories! Yes, because when calculating the calories of the chocolate fondue, the calories of the chocolate must be added to those of other high-calorie ingredients such as cream or coffee cream! Let's see immediately how to make chocolate fondue!
If you don't have a fondue set
If you don't have a special set, you can serve the fondue in a ceramic bowl, a terrine (terra cotta) or in a double glass container. I have indicated these materials to you because they retain heat longer, giving your guests time to dip biscuits or fruit skewers into the delicious melted chocolate mix.
How to make chocolate fondue with Nutella
There Nutella fondueit is not very common in our parts but I have seen it served in various locations in Northern Europe. It is prepared by mixing dark chocolate, cream (or coffee cream!) And Nutella. The recipe for Nutella fondue includes these doses:
- 110 grams of dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup of Nutella
- 1/2 cup of cream (personally I prefer coffee cream)
In a small saucepan, heat the cream over medium heat, when it starts to produce a slight steam (it should not be hot), remove it from the heat and add the partially melted chocolate in a bain-marie and Nutella. Mix well until the mixture is smooth.
Serve the Nutella fonduein an electric fondue set or powered by a small candle. With the proposed quantities it is possible to serve up to 8 diners.
How to make white chocolate fondue
ThereChocolate Fondueit can be prepared, according to your preference, with white, milk or dark chocolate. Usually, theFondueit is prepared with dark chocolate because the strong flavor of cocoa is dampened by the cream. Those who are not afraid of the infinite sweetness of white chocolate can try this variant! The ingredients for the white chocolate fondue I'm:
- 1 cup of whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon of mint extract
- 225 grams of white chocolate
The procedure is the same as we saw in the paragraph dedicated toNutella fondue.
if you are bothered to melt the chocolate bar in a bain-marie, alternatively, you can keep finely chop the chocolate so that the heat of the cream itself will melt it completely. In this case, add the chopped chocolate and wait a couple of minutes before mixing.
For the classic recipe for chocolate fondue, I refer you to the article:chocolate fondue with fruit. The spicy variant sees the addition of cinnamon, Thaiti vanilla, pink pepper and chilli. Those who want to cover the fruit with chocolate fondue can decorate with coconut flour.
DIY chocolate fondue set
They exist on the market chocolate fondue set(the same can be used for cheese fondue) which require the use of a candle, they are very beautiful to look at but the candle heats only marginally so the result could be disappointing. A DIY fondue set can be made at home using spun iron (3 mm galvanized iron wire) to be used to raise the bowl used to serve the fondue. On the base you can use simple candles. We recommend this DIY only to those who have a strong sense of aesthetics and good dexterity: the wire is malleable but must be structured in such a way as to be able to withstand the weight of the bowl full of fondue.
Chocolate fondue set
My advice is to buy an electric fondue set so that you can also use it to serve the cheese fondue. Electric fondue sets are slightly more expensive than candle fondue sets, however candle sets are more aesthetically appealing. To make your choice easier, I recommend some products with an excellent quality / price ratio:
Jata FC112 - Electric fondue set
Price: € 26.91 with free shipping
Versatile: can be used for both chocolate fondue and cheese fondue.
Techwood TFC-052 - Chocolate fondue machine
Price: € 23.73 with free shipping
It is a machine created to offer your guests a cascade of chocolate that is always fluid and warm.
Classic set for chocolate fondue, 11 pieces
Price: € 19.98 with free shipping
The classic fondue set embellished with porcelain bowls, with food warmer (support base for the candle) and 4 ad hoc forks. The set consists of 11 pieces and is very beautiful. Its purchase is highly recommended for those who have a microwave oven, which therefore, in the worst case, can use it at low intensity for a few seconds so as to immediately cool the Chocolate Fondue.
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