Romantic dip

Love is in the air, so get seducing with a sexy chocolate fondue… mmmmm!

So simple, so seductive… and possibly so Seventies! But what could be easier and more indulgent than sharing a smooth and silky chocolate fondue with your loved one this Valentine’s?

It helps to use a good quality plain or dark chocolate with between 50 and 70 per cent cocoa solids for a rich and smooth finish, but we also enjoyed a mix of dark and milk chocolate – so it really depends on your tastebuds.

You can always pimp it up with a few drops of mint flavouring or even a few tablespoons of your favourite liquor. Just add to the hot cream and milk before you add the choccy.

And as for dippers… well anything goes but you can’t go wrong with pineapple and yum yums!

CHOCOLATE FONDUE

Ingredients:

  • 150ml double cream
  • 75ml milk
  • 400g plain chocolate, finely chopped (or a mix of dark and milk)
  • Fruit, donuts, marshmallows or just about anything else you fancy for dipping

Method:

Pour the cream and milk into a pan and heat gently until almost boiling. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate. Continue stirring until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth and thick. Transfer the mixture to warmed heatproof bowl or treat yourself to a proper fondue pot and set over a low flame. Skewer your dipper of choice with a long handled forks, dip and enjoy. But don’t double dip because that’s just wrong!