Fondue has to be one of the most fun dessert experiences ever created. Succulent fresh fruit and cubes of cake dipped into dreamy melted chocolate…who could say no to that? And in addition to being absolutely delicious, fondue is a great social experience; a chance for friends and family to gather around a collective serving dish and enjoy laughter and conversation as they indulge.
But fondue can also be time-consuming to prepare and a little dangerous to serve. First the chocolate mixture has to be prepared at just the right temperature to prevent scorching and then the fondue pot is placed over an open flame to keep it warm. It makes the dish great for special occasions but not so great for younger children or for quick desserts. [Read more…]