Sweet Fondues: Summer Fondues Part 3

 

 

Sweet Fondues

The final part of our summer fondue series introduces a selection of fondues for those looking something a bit sweeter.

These recipes can work really well as standalone dishes as well as deserts courses for larger meals.

Sweet fondues are much less common than the savoury varieties but can provide an enjoyable sweet course for a garden party or can even be used for children’s parties providing that the alcohol is left out.

There will be more to come as we head into the autumn so stay posted but for moment we hope everyone enjoys the rest of the summer!

We always love to hear your ideas and feedback so get in touch!

 

Sweet Fondues- Tips and Techniques

Before diving into making your fondue it’s worth bearing a few things in mind;

Fondue pans need to have a thick base, be flame proof and generally made from either metal or pottery.

It is important to continually stir the fondue while heating and make sure that you never let it boil

A little blended cornflour will help thicken a fondue.

If the fondue is too thick carefully blend in a little dry wine.

Dippers for Sweet Fondues can be a selection of biscuits, plain cake, sponge fingers, macaroons, marshmallows fresh fruit pieces or dried fruit.

 

Chocolate Fondue

Serves 4

Chocolate Fondue

Ingredients

225g/ 8oz plain chocolate

150ml/ ¼ pint of fresh double cream

2 tablespoons of Kirsch

Method

Grate the chocolate and place in the pan with the cream

Heat gently, while continuously stirring until all of the chocolate has melted- make sure not to boil

Stir in the Kirsch and serve hot

 

Chocolate and Orange Fondue

Serves 4

Chocolate and Orange

Method

Follow the recipe for Chocolate Fondue but replace the Kirsch with Grand Marnier and add the grated ring of one orange.

 

 

Banana Fondue

Serves 4

Ingredients

6 bananas

2 tablespoons of sugar

50g/ 2oz of plain chocolate

150ml/ ¼ pint of fresh double cream

Method

Sieve or liquidise the bananas with the sugar

Place in to your pan and heat gently while stirring continuously and taking care not to boil

Grate the chocolate and stir into the bananas together the cream.

 

Mocha Fondue

Serves 4

Mocha Fondue

Ingredients

225g/ 8oz of milk chocolate

1 tablespoon of instant coffee powder

150ml/ ¼ pint of fresh double cream

2 tablespoons of Crème de Cacao or Tia Maria liqueur

Method

Grate the chocolate and mix with the instant coffee

Place the cream in to your pan; add the chocolate and coffee and heat gently, stirring continuously, until all of the chocolate has melted- make sure not to boil

Add your liqueur of choice and serve hot :)

 

Cherry Fondue

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 x 400g/ 14oz cans of cherry pie filling

2 tablespoons of sweet white wine

3 tablespoons of fresh double cream

2 tablespoons of Cherry Brandy

Method

Place the cherry pie filling and wine into your pan and heat gently while stirring continually and taking care not to boil

Stir in the cream and Cherry Brandy and serve hot

 

 

 

For some savoury fondue ideas make sure to see our previous blogs Summertime Fondues: Part I and Part II

Also, don't forget our Springtime Garden Bites Mediterranean themed snack ideas are just as suitable for the summer months too!

There will be more to come as we head into the autumn so stay posted and enjoy the rest of the summer!

As always we love to hear your ideas and feedback so get in touch!

 

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