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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Remember that 1960's apres ski fondue party phase? You probably weren't born yet.
Fondue pots were the big craze. It seemed that every Betty Crocker Cookbook back then had a million fondue recipes. Cheese fondue being the most popular, a mixture of gruyere and white wine with toasted bread for dipping. I love it.
I had just been born, so I don't remember my parents drinking martinis and having those fun parties (or any parties, for that matter).
Well, martinis are back in full force! and fondues are back in style again.
We ordered a chocolate fondue for dessert in a restaurant the other night, and I thought what a great idea to get the kids involved in making a fun dessert.
The things to dip are endless.......anything goes.
You will need a fondue pot (the red one & forks from Williams Sonoma) and some long fondue forks.
This weekend at a family party, we had a chocolate fondue that the kids made all by themselves, except for lighting the flame. It was easy and delicious. 8 year old Brooke assembled the ingredients and 4 year old Olivia helped. So, I don't want to hear that you can't cook.
1 container of chocolate discs (Williams Sonoma makes it very easy with their already measured out chocolate discs just for fondue).
1/3 cup of heavy cream.
Mix all ingredients in pot over the lit sterno until chocolate is melted and creamy.
Ideas for dipping:
sliced green apples
marshmallows (the best!)
bananas (my kryptonite)
Now, after the kids are all high on sugar, try putting them to bed so you can have that martini!!!!! Mine, on the rocks, 3 olives please.