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National Chocolate Fondue Day – February 5

National Chocolate Fondue Day – February 5

National Chocolate Fondue Day – February 5

  Quote of the Day: “Fondue isch guet und git e gueti Luune” “fondue is good and creates a good moodSwiss Cheese   Union Slogan 1981

National Chocolate Fondue Day, February National Food Holidays, Travel & Food BlogNational Chocolate Fondue Day is celebrated in the United States on February 5. It brings to mind cozy gatherings where everyone gets to enjoy sweet stuff like cookies and cake or fruit dipped into delicious melted chocolate.


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Chocolate Fondue History

Chocolate fondue is considered a Swiss creation by many food writers. Fondue was first promoted to Americans at the Swiss Pavilion’s Alpine restaurant at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.

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The origin of chocolate fondue in the United States is dated to the mid-1960s. Konrad Egli, a Swiss restaurateur, invented chocolate fondue as part of a promotion for Toblerone brand chocolate.

Chocolate Fondue Recipe 

Chocolate Fondue Recipe
Serves 4
An easy chocolate fondue recipe for hosting your next party.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups heavy cream
  2. 1 pound premium semisweet chocolate (recommended: Lindt or Callebaut)
  3. 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  4. 1 tablespoon brandy
  5. Strawberries, bananas, pineapple, brownies, marshmallows, cookies or any other dipping item of your choice
Instructions
  1. Special equipment: 1 saucepan 1 mixing bowl (that will sit on top of saucepan) Measuring cup Measuring spoons Whisk Fondue serving set Fondue skewers, Handy fuel or denatured alcohol
  2. Put approximately 4 inches of water in the saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Place the mixing bowl on top and pour in the heavy cream; let heat. Meanwhile, break up or chop chocolate into small pieces. When the cream feels hot to the touch, add chocolate and whisk until smooth. Whisk in vanilla and brandy.
  3. Pour into the fondue pot and light the handy fuel underneath; keep the flame low as not to burn the fondue. Arrange strawberries, bananas, pineapple, brownies, marshmallow, cookies or any of your favorite items on a platter and enjoy.
Notes
  1. This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.
Adapted from Food Network
Adapted from Food Network
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