Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dessert Fondue for Valentines Day!

Back in the late 60's and early 70's fondue became quite the rage. When I got married in 1968, I quickly began to accumulate pots and those long handled forks. I have never been one to get rid of "items with hospitality value" I still have them all!

We had lots of people over to our home for fondue in the 70's and usually combined the event with playing monopoly.

Here is how it worked: my husband would take apart our dining room pedestal table placing the top on the floor...we set on pillows down on what we thought was "lovely shag carpet". We would serve the fondue in courses- first a salad and cheese fondue with breads, then an oil pot for shrimp and a separate oil pot for steak and pieces cheese coated in bread crumbs and spices. Lastly, came the dessert fondues which I would like to share here.....

You can purchase a lovely pound cake for the dippers at the grocery for both of these.

Cut it into nice 1 inch squares.

CHOCOLATE FONDUE: 6 squares unsweetened chocolate, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 1 cup whipping cream, 1/2cup butter,1/8 tsp salt Melt the chocolate in saucepan over low heat - add other ingredients stirring about 5 minutes. Pour into fondue pot and place over burner with lid partly closed to keep flame down. Spear dipper into chunk of pound cake and then into chocolate - serves 6 -8

CREAMY RASPBERRY FONDUE; 1 4 oz container whipped cream cheese, 2 10 oz pkgs of frozen raspberries, thawed, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 2 tb of sugar Let the cream cheese come to room temp. In sauce pan crush raspberries slightly. Blend together cornstarch and1/2 cup of cold water; add to berries. Cook and stir till thick and bubbly. Pour into fondue pot and add cream cheese stirring until melted. Keep flame on low. Spear pound cake cubes and dip into mixture...serves 6- 8 Fruit slices also make yummy dippers!


~CC Catherine said...

Bernideen, I would love to become a follower of your blog., I'm not on my home pc right now., please visit me at my blog, "Catherine de th`e Cups" - French for "Catherines Teacups". I also enjoy blogging about teacups, tea parties, and other home decorating and more. Your blog is quite lovely...I would love to extend my hand to you to come visit for a cup of tea with me and a lovely "imaginitive" scone! I have tried a new recipe recently for Strawberry Scones that are made with fresh strawberries. We'll have those! ;) Looking forward to connecting and sharing tea stories! ~Au Revoir, ~CC

La Tea Dah said...

I'm so glad fondue is coming back into fashion again! I still have all my 'old' fondue cookbooks --- it's such a romantic food to serve.