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Fun with Fondue, Issue #5 -- Dessert Fondue Serving Sizes + Cheese Fondue on a Camping Stove
June 29, 2012

Thanks for opening this month's newsletter, in which I'll cover the only outstanding serving sizes to be discussed: dessert fondue (chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, maple syrup and more!)

If you've missed the previous newsletters, the following links will provide information about cheese fondue serving sizes and hot oil/broth fondue serving sizes.

Monthly Fondue Tip - Serving Sizes - Part 3

Dessert fondue… Yummy! Serving sizes for dessert fondue will mostly vary based on the size of your fondue pot, the number of guests and how big a meal you've just had.

Most dessert recipes included on this site are suitable for 4 people, but they may not all fit in your fondue pot… You should quickly add up the quantities (in your head) and see if the entire recipe will fit in your pot. If not, you can always make it on the stovetop, then only transfer what will fit in your fondue pot and save the rest for later… (re-heat on the lowest setting in a microwave).

If you're unsure, you can plan for about 2 oz of chocolate (60 g) per person along with the equivalent of 1 to 2 fruit servings per person. For example, 1 banana, 1 apple, 1 pear, 1 orange, 8 strawberries and a donut would work for 4 people. Cut the larger fruit into bite-sized pieces and let your guests do the dipping.

Almost anything will work with chocolate fondue, including dry desserts like wafers, waffles, donut, cake, pretzels, marshmallows, etc. With time, you'll discover that some fruit goes best with dark or white chocolate while others aren't so great. It's all about experimenting and having fun!

Here are a few that I recommend:

Monthly Recipe Recommendation

This month's recipe recommendation is a summer twist on a cheese fondue recipe. I've never made cheese fondue on a camping stove, but Ryan Stelzer of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada did and he loved it.

Cheese fondue outdoors… What a great idea to try this summer!

View this cranberry and cheese fondue recipe as well as Ryan's experience and recommended dippers for camping stove purposes (Ryan's comments are at the bottom of the page.)

Food For Thought

"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all"

- Harriet Van Horne

That's it for now. Feel free to visit our site and browse through our collection of fondue recipes.

You'll hear back from me around mid-July.

Until then, be careful with open flames and have fun with fondue!


Caroline Begin

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