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Fun with Fondue #21 -- S'mores, Fondue-Style and World Fondue Tour Begins
May 26, 2014
With summer on our doorstep, I can’t help but think about camping, cooking and hanging out with friends around a fire, and making S’mores after dinner.
Here’s a short excerpt from The Sandlot, a 1993 comedy that shows how to make S’mores:
My two-cents about S’mores?
I don’t like ‘burnt’ marshmallow, I prefer it ‘gently roasted’ with a light brown caramelized layer, so... I’ve never gotten my chocolate to melt..., which isn’t ideal.
So, here’s how to improve the S’mores experience, fondue style!
S'mores - Fondue Style!
1- Take out your S'mores Kit: graham crackers, marshmallows and Hershey milk chocolate.
2- Melt the chocolate into your chocolate fondue pot, using a tea light. If you want, you can add a dash of whipping cream or even milk to liquify the chocolate a little and make it better for dipping.
3- Place the marshmallow on your fondue fork, and roast it above another tea light. Careful! the fork may get hot, but the handle should remain cool.
4- Once the marshmallow reaches the perfect caramel color, dip it into your melted chocolate, then place the dipped marshmallow between 2 crackers, squeezing the crackers to hold on to the marshmallow and remove it from the fondue fork.
5- Enjoy, then enjoy it S’more!
You can also go ‘full-fondue’ style with this Smores-inspired chocolate fondue recipe. No graham cracker sandwich with this version, the graham gets crumbled and added to the pot.
Want to avoid open flames? You can make Smore’s indoors with this flameless Electric Smore's Maker.
Fondue E-Book Volume 2 and Fondue World Tour!
April and May have been busy months for me. I’ve sold my belongings and decided to become a nomad. It wasn’t an easy process, so I got delayed in finalizing my Volume 2, the Complete Guide to Hosting a Greek-Inspired Beef-Broth Fondue Dinner. I now expect to have it ready for sale by mid-June. Stay posted as I will provide you with a discount code in my June newsletter.
While being a nomad makes it a little harder to plan and host fondue meals ‘at home’, I’ll get a chance to experience fondue throughout the world and provide you with new tips, presentation ideas and recipes, and who knows… depending on where you live, we could meet in person and share stories over a delicious pot of fondue!
First planned destination for fall of 2014: Spain (and other nearby European countries). If you’re a fondue restaurant owner or just a regular fondue fan like me, don’t hesitate to contact me or post something on the BestFondue Facebook page and we’ll see if we can connect during my upcoming travels.
Food For Thought
- Judith Viorst
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!
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