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Chocolate Fondue

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:58 pm
by Katt5673
Hey guys, I have a tentative suggestion - if we have fondue this week, after marathon, how about instead of cheese and bread, we have chocolate and fruit?

I would be more than happy to buy strawberries from the Appel store, and buy (steal) bananas and things, as well as pay Adam extra money, just this one time. What do you guys think?

Katherine

Re: Chocolate Fondue

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:08 pm
by hanyou-no-miko
I would love delicious dessert fondue. I think this plan is win.

Re: Chocolate Fondue

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 12:17 am
by Jed
[moved topic from Anime forum to general CJAS discussion forum]

There would have to be something to cut the sweetness of the chocolate, though. In my experience, people consume far less chocolate fondue than cheese fondue because the chocolate is so rich and sweet, you get sick/tired of it after a few turns.

Re: Chocolate Fondue

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 7:05 am
by Secretary Of Pocky
You could have some sort of tart fruits or have other things that will cut the sweetness of the chocolate. Or just use dark chocolate: supreme and not too sweet.

Re: Chocolate Fondue

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 7:54 am
by hanyou-no-miko
Ooooh! We could also have bits of delicious pound cake or graham crackers with our tart fruit! :DD

Re: Chocolate Fondue

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 9:29 am
by Mike
I tried repeatedly to get this to happen a while back. I'm not sure if it ever did... maybe once.

Re: Chocolate Fondue

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 5:12 pm
by lepidoptera
Sounds yummy... I don't like cheese fondue anyway.

Re: Chocolate Fondue

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:23 pm
by Secretary Of Pocky
So..... are we good on this? If so, I can pick up some chocolate when I go to the mall tomorrow. Just tell me quantity and quality AKA how much chocolate and what type of chocolate.

Re: Chocolate Fondue

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 7:27 pm
by Jed
Secretary Of Pocky! wrote:So..... are we good on this? If so, I can pick up some chocolate when I go to the mall tomorrow. Just tell me quantity and quality AKA how much chocolate and what type of chocolate.

Quality
Bittersweet chocolate. The better quality you get, the better the fondue will be. (Decent bittersweet chocolate has at least 50% cocoa solids (this is different from % cocoa/cacao).) Oh, and get it in bars, not chips. Semisweet chocolate is a valid substitute. Dark chocolate is not.

Quantity
I don't know how many to expect, but I'd say about 3 oz chocolate per person.

We'll also need heavy whipping cream to thin out the chocolate. About 1 cup per 20 oz chocolate.

For dippables, here are some ideas:
  • fruit (strawberries, bananas, apples, naval oranges, pineapple, pears)
  • pretzels
  • pound cake and/or angel-food cake
  • biscotti

Re: Chocolate Fondue

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 7:53 pm
by Secretary Of Pocky
Jed wrote:
Secretary Of Pocky! wrote:So..... are we good on this? If so, I can pick up some chocolate when I go to the mall tomorrow. Just tell me quantity and quality AKA how much chocolate and what type of chocolate.

Quality
Bittersweet chocolate. The better quality you get, the better the fondue will be. (Decent bittersweet chocolate has at least 50% cocoa solids (this is different from % cocoa/cacao).) Oh, and get it in bars, not chips. Semisweet chocolate is a valid substitute. Dark chocolate is not.

Quantity
I don't know how many to expect, but I'd say about 3 oz chocolate per person.

We'll also need heavy whipping cream to thin out the chocolate. About 1 cup per 20 oz chocolate.

For dippables, here are some ideas:
  • fruit (strawberries, bananas, apples, naval oranges, pineapple, pears)
  • pretzels
  • pound cake and/or angel-food cake
  • biscotti


Okay, tomorrow I'll get some whipping cream or half-and-half (a pint?) to thin the chocolate and eh..... three or four bags of either Dove or Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate squares. That's about 35-40 oz. Can someone else get the fruits and preferably angel-food cake? And some skewers?