Bitter Chocolate and Orange Fondue

Bitter Chocolate and Orange Fondue
Serves 6
If you have any chocoholics in your family or among your friends, then this fondue is a must. Fresh plumb strawberries or figs go particularly well with the chocolate. This recipe is made in a small chocolate fondue, which uses a small candle to maintain the chocolate at just the right temperature.
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Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
  2. Finely grated zest of ½ orange
  3. ¾ cup heavy cream
  4. 1 TBSP unsalted butter
  5. 2 TBSP Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur
  6. Fruit, to serve
Instructions
  1. Put the chocolate into the fondue pot and melt over a low heat on the stove. Add the orange zest, cream and butter as the chocolate begins to melt. Keep stirring until all the ingredients are melted. Stir in the Cointreau.
  2. Transfer the fondue pot to its stand above the lit candle flame to keep it warm. Stir occasionally, if you are not serving immediately. Serve with fruit to dip into the fondue.
Notes
  1. Cooking Tips
  2. • A larger traditional Gourmande fondue set can also be used for this recipe, but remember to keep the burner flame very low to avoid burning the chocolate.
  3. • Allow approximately 2oz of dipping ingredients per person.
  4. • For a special occasion, stir in 2 TBSP of your favorite liqueur to the melted chocolate mixture. If you are serving this fondue to children, then use orange juice instead of liqueur.
  5. From The Cast Iron Way to Cook
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