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Fondue for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day – Fun with Fondue, Issue #71
January 28, 2020

Happy 2020! It’s hard to believe we are almost through January already! I’m just recovering from the holidays and here comes Valentine’s Day.

Whether you’ll be celebrating with your life partner in a romantic setting or having a fun dinner with single friends, chocolate fondue is always an excellent choice for dessert on February 14.

Monthly Fondue Tip

Know Your Guests

While cheese and chocolate fondue are delicious, most recipes contain dairy products. If you're planning a romantic evening with your special someone or group, make sure no one is lactose intolerant!

Depending on the recipe, you may be able to use alternatives like soy cheeses, plain soy milk, almond milk, or even coconut milk. For dessert recipes, vanilla-flavored milk could also work. I can't guarantee that it won't affect the taste or texture of your fondue, so please test it first!

Some of the recipes featured on also contain nuts (peanuts and other varieties), wheat (bread, beer…), and other allergens. If you're hosting a fondue dinner for friends and family, be courteous and make sure your menu will please all guests and/or have alternatives available.

Monthly Recipe Recommendation

Chocolate is almost a mandatory component of Valentine's Day, so here's an easy chocolate fondue recipe you can make at home:

Chocolate Fondue Recipe

You can use dark or semi-sweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate.

Instead of light cream, you can use anything from milk to whipping cream. Start with a very small quantity and add just enough to make it easier to dip your pieces of fresh fruit into the melted chocolate.

Orange liqueur is optional. You can use Amaretto, another liqueur, or no liqueur at all!

Just like love, you can't rush the melting process of chocolate! If you're tempted to do it in the microwave, make sure to melt it at the lowest power setting, and do it in one-minute increments, stirring well each time.

Create a romantic setting with candles, flowers and feed each other fresh strawberries, apple slices, biscotti, marshmallows, pineapple chunks, donut holes, wafers, waffles, pretzels, and whatever else you like to dip in chocolate!

Food For Thought

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”

- Charles M. Schulz

That's it for now. Hope you have a fantastic Valentine’s Day!

Feel free to visit the site and browse through the collection of fondue recipes.

You'll hear back from me next month.

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


Caroline Begin (en français)

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