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Chocolate Fondue

Servings: 4-6
Eating fresh fruit or pound cake dipped in wonderful melted chocolate, what a sweet and delicious way to spend a romantic evening with that special someone in your life. Or when you have a small get-together with close friends, why not serve this "oh so chocolaty" fondue as a special treat. It's fun and everyone will "love" you for it...Diana, Diana's Desserts

1 cup premium cocoa powder (such as Valrohna or Scharffen Berger), sifted
1 1/4 cups spring water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup plus 5 tablespoons heavy cream
5 ounces 62% Scharffen Berger semi-sweet chocolate (or other premium semi-sweet chocolate), chopped

Fondue Foods and Fruits Suggestions:
Pound cake, cut into cubes
Fresh fruit, such as bananas, apples, strawberries, and plums, cut into bite sized pieces

Sift the cocoa into mixing bowl and set aside. Place the water, sugar, and corn syrup into a pot and bring to boil. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes until sugar solution has reduced by about 30%. Pour the cocoa powder into the solution and blend with a whisk until smooth. Return the chocolate mixture to the stove and continue cooking over medium heat. Add heavy cream, bring to boil and allow to simmer for five minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in chopped chocolate. Pour into fondue pot and keep warm.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Source: Epicurious
December 1999
Michael Recchiuti, San Francisco, CA

Date: February 11, 2007