Looking for that special treat for Valentine’s Day? Try this!

FRESH FRUITS WITH CHOCOLATE FONDUE

Use a selection of fruits, peeled and cut into cubes if large. Try mango, pineapple, whole strawberries, juicy pears, strawberries or banana chunks.

fondue.jpgChocolate Fondue Ingredients
200g/1.5 cups dark chocolate
75ml/one-third cup water
50/0.25 cup organic butter
2 tbsp white rum (optional)

Method

Break chocolate into pieces, and place in a heatproof bowl with the butter, water and rum. Place over a saucepan of gently simmering water, so that the base of the bowl is clear of the water. Leave for 5-10 minutes, stirring now and then, until the chocolate has melted.

Stir to make a smooth sauce, remove from the heat and pour into the serving bowl.

Arrange the fruit on a platter with forks or cocktail sticks. Serve a small bowl of chopped nuts alongside if you wish. To eat, simply dip pieces of fruit into chocolate, then into nuts.

Note:  This recipe makes a generous quantity of chocolate fondue, so you may prefer to omit the alcohol if serving this dessert to the family.

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