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Fun with Fondue #44 - Fix seized chocolate - Fondue for Valentine's Day
January 30, 2017
Whether you're in a relationship or not, Valentine's Day is always a good reason to eat chocolate.
This month I'll share a very simple recipe as well as an important tip to avoid seized chocolate (and how to fix it, should it happen).
Monthly Recipe Idea
Chocolate Fondue for Valentine's Day
Here's an easy chocolate fondue recipe you can make at home:
Use it as a guide, and feel free to improvise:
Don't rush the melting process! If you're tempted to do it in the microwave, make sure to melt your chocolate at the lowest power setting, and do it in one-minute increments, stirring well each time, using a metal spoon that isn't wet.
You can use almost anything for dippers.
Here are a few ideas: fresh strawberries, apple slices, biscotti, marshmallows, pineapple chunks, donut holes, wafers, waffles, pretzels and whatever else you like to dip in chocolate!
Monthly Fondue Tip
Ever had chocolate seize on you? When chocolate starts getting thicker as you stir it, and then it starts to turn grainier and darker, it can get scary...
And I used to think it was unsalvageable. But fear not!
I'll tell you why it can happen (so you can hopefully avoid it) and I'll also tell you how to fix the grainy texture and return it to its previous flowing state.
Why Chocolate Seizes
How to Fix It
First of all, the solution I'll suggest below will never make your chocolate as shiny as it could have been if it hadn't seized in the first place, but at least it will be back to liquid, flowing form, which is what we want for chocolate fondue.
You'll need to warm up about a tablespoon of hot water and mix it in with the melted chocolate. (I know, I just explained that water could have caused it, but try it out.) If a tablespoon doesn't do the trick, mix in another tablespoon, but make sure it's hot. Soon enough, you'll be back to where you were before: smooth, silky molten chocolate!
Special Offer for Chocolate Lovers
If you're a fan of chocolate fondue, you're probably familiar with Sephra, one of the best online Belgian chocolate fondue suppliers. They're currently running a Valentine's Day promotion, so if you love Belgian chocolate, here's an offer you may be interested in:
10% off all 4 lb boxes of chocolate. Use Coupon Code:SWEET17.
Food For Thought
- Scott Adams
That's it for now. Want more fondue tips and ideas?
You'll hear back from me in a few weeks.
Until then, be careful with open flames, and have fun with fondue!
P.S. If you'd like to try broth fondue but don't know how, get the complete guide to hosting a Greek-Inspired beef broth fondue dinner today!
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