All about chocolates and chocolate fondue recipe

As some of you may know already, I am an absolute chocolate junkie.

A chocoholic.

A die-hard chocolate addict.

I’d die if I am told that I’d never be able to eat chocolate ever again. I could not go too long without chocolate, not when I am on a diet, not when I have a really, really bad sore throat and especially not when I ran out of chocolate and had to drive around to all the supermarkets just to find my favourte types of chocolate!

Yummy Chocolate Truffles

Yummy Chocolate Truffles

So, why I have this absolute obsession with chocolates? I don’t know. Perhaps it’s the taste. Perhaps it’s the satisfying creamy richness of it melting in my mouth and sliding down my throat. Or perhaps, it is just plain addictive.

Chocolate with nuts

Chocolate with nuts

Whatever the reasons, I will always have this thing for chocolates. As it turns out, unlike most junk food in the market, chocolate do have its redeeming qualities and yes, it can be good for health too!

In recent times, researchers have revealed that dark chocolate could be beneficial to health which includes a lower cholesterol level, antioxidant capacities, reduction in blood pressure and boosts brain function.

Cocoa-Chocolate.com

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Yep, dark chocolate is good for health. Well, if you are into milk chocolates….

Milk chocolate contains the recommended daily values of protein, riboflavin, calcium and iron. If it is a chocolate bar with almonds, peanuts or any other nut, the amount of nutrients are more.

Cocoa-chocolate.com

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Looks like there are more reasons for us to eat chocolates than not! Of course, it is high calorie and fattening but what the heck, chocolate is but a bite of heaven so who really care, huh?

Chocolate ice cream

Chocolate ice cream

Really, to all you chocolate lovers out there…don’t tell me you are not already drooling over all these fabulous chocolate pictures here?

Chocolate Cupcake

Chocolate Cupcake

Okay, so you don’t want to feel too guilty indulging in sinful rich chocolates. Well, I have a solution for you! Why don’t you enjoy some fresh fruits dipped in chocolate! Hah. You are eating healthy fruits and healthy chocolate. Talk about the best of both worlds, eh? Okay, okay, so chocolate aren’t ALL that healthy but still…it contains all those protein riboflavin, etc, etc, etc…so it can’t be all that bad , right?

Here’s the recipe to create your very own…

Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate

Dark Chocolate Fondue

Ingredients

250g dark chocolate, chopped

125ml thick cream

3 tsp Cointreau (optional)

Instructions

1. Place the chocolate and cream inside a heatproof bowl.

2. Place the bowl over a boiling pan of water.

3. Stir till the chocolate is melted and the mixture smooth.

4. Remove from heat and add in the Cointreau.

5. Pour into a bowl to serve.

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Then you can dip whatever fruits you want in it. Don’t even need to go to one of those expensive hotels for their chocolate fountain thingy. You can have your very own fondue at home!

Do note that the chocolate thicken quite fast so you can pour it into a warm bowl to keep it’s consistency longer. Enjoy!

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Comments: 6

  1. Peb September 18, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Wooooo, sinful, sinful …. :)

  2. engineer September 18, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    The first pic instead of calling it yummy chocolate truffle, I will call it “nigger with dandruff”.

    You people eat so much chocolate, pee “sweet urine” then you know.

  3. Momo September 18, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Aiyoh Foong…. die die also must eat chocolates ah?

    BTW have you tried hot chocolate (the drink lah) with chillie powder added one?

    Wah, Shiok nya! I bought it from the supermarket (Jusco) and it actually have the word Shiok on it’s label. Imagine chocolate and chillie powder mixed into a hot drink …. wah! Hot and Hot !

    Phew …. fire coming out of mouth and ears !

    I am sure you watched the movie Chocolat ….. a must watch for a die hard like you! I love the scene where the woman’s husband ate the chocolates and then later ………

    When she was given the chocolates she said, ” You don’t know my husband …..” The chocolatier replied, ” You don’t know my chocolates …” Of course later she went back to the shop for more lah!(Wink,wink..)

    And there’s the other scene where the chocolate drink with chillie pepper was lovingly prepared and offered to the old lady …. one sip and …….

    Watch the movie lah those who have not …. if not for anything else, just to watch Johnny Depp.

    Foong, I love chocolates as much as you (ok ok a little less than you. You got 1st.prize). Let’s eat up, indulge and enjoy ….. so much chocolates,so little time…

    Engineer, you eat pussy, we eat chocolates ! Cheers!

  4. engineer September 19, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Hot chocolate & chilli…..this I never try b4.
    Must try 1 time.

    Chocolate spread on sandwich I like.

  5. Foong September 19, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Peb: The more sinful, the more worth it!

    engineer: You men be careful of which pussy you eat, then cannot pee you know! lol….

    momo: hot chocolate with chilli? wah…must be damn spicy lor… Yeah, I love the movie Chocolat, makes me wanna grab more chocolates

  6. ahsang May 26, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    hi, thanks for sharing the lovely reciepie, however mayb i ask where did u get the Cointreau from? been searching for few places but was unable to get it.

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