A Chocolatey Valentine’s Day

I hope everyone has a fabulous Valentine’s Day! Ryan and I shared a special weekend together — it was his first weekend living with me here in CT! He loves his new job so far and it’s been so great seeing him everyday. I’m definitely not going to miss all the traveling to Cape Cod — and my car will definitely appreciate it too.

We actually spent Saturday night at my parent’s house — romantic, I know. But I did get some beautiful roses from Ryan! Yellow are my favorite (duhh!), but I’m really enjoying these hybrids too:

Initially Ryan and I were thinking of taking a trip to Providence to go to the Melting Pot, just because we love fondue that much — but once he got news of his new job and made the big move, we decided on making some fondue of our own with my parents. Just as delicious, and much, much cheaper! My parents surprised me with a new fondue set for Valentine’s day and I absolutely love it. It works as a double boiler which is great for controlling the temperature and making sure your chocolate doesn’t burn.

I found a recipe for Kahlua chocolate fondue, and since we’re all big fans of mudslides and White Russians, I knew it’d be perfect. It makes a lot of fondue, but there’s nothing wrong with that. I just dipped some strawberries in the leftover chocolate to save for later :)

Fondue is such a fun food (we had cheese fondue too, yumm), and I highly recommend getting your friends or family together to dip some deliciousness. I know it’s kind of retro, but chocolate and cheese are timeless to me! Sorry for the lack of good pictures — the lighting was bad and to be honest, I was just too busy dipping and eating.

Kahlua Chocolate Fondue
Adapted from Curtis Stone

400 g semisweet chocolate
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup Kahlua liqueur

– Place the chocolate in the fondue put
– In a small saucepan on the stove, heat the cream until it simmers
– Pour hot cream into fondue pot, stirring constantly to melt the chocolate
– Warm up the Kahlua in a saucepan before adding to the fondue pot, but be careful because alcohol can ignite!
– Serve with strawberries, bananas, pineapple, marshmallows, pound cake, or whatever you wish

Hope you had a great weekend, and Happy Fat Tuesday!

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3 Responses to “A Chocolatey Valentine’s Day”

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    Mara — February 16, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

    ooooh you know how i feel about fondue!!

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    johannaknip — February 18, 2010 @ 8:34 pm

    Could you tell me where the fondue set is from? You have motivate me to try some! Truthfully, I want to try it ALL!!

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    Erica — February 18, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

    My parents got it at Crate and Barrel — the bolded words in the post is actually a link to their site! Kind of a splurge, but the double boiler feature is really nice :)

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