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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Do you have any romantic plans? We love to stay home and treat ourselves to a fancy dinner (with the kids) in our home. Yes, how things have changed since parenthood, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My family loves dipping foods, whether it’s chocolate fondue or chips and salsa, because it’s just more fun that way. There’s nothing more fun (and romantic) than dipping luscious strawberries into thick, rich, hot chocolate — Two lusciously sexy flavors when combined.
This recipe makes enough to serve you and your special someone — making this the perfect romantic dessert for two. If you have kids like we do then you might need to double the recipe or make babysitting arrangements.
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 3.3 ounce tablet Mexican chocolate (recommend Ibarra or Abuelita), chopped
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (optional for thicker chocolate)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur (recommend Kahlua or Frangelico) (optional)
Heat 1/2 cup cream in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until cream comes to a low boil. Remove the pan from the heat and add Mexican chocolate. Let chocolate sit in the hot cream 3 to 5 minutes to soften, and then whisk chocolate together with the cream. Stir in butter, cocoa powder (optional), vanilla, cinnamon, and liqueur (optional).
Transfer to a fondue pot; keep warm, stirring occasionally. If fondue becomes too thick, stir in more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, to desired consistency.
Arrange your favorite dippers around your chocolate fondue with fondue forks or bamboo skewers, for dipping.
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Other recipes by Muy Bueno Cookbook on HK:
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Enchiladas Verdes (Green Enchiladas)
Albondigas, the Ultimate Comfort Soup
Beef Brisket Tacos
Mango Coconut Sorbet
Vanilla Cream Cheese Quesitos
Calabacitas con Elote (Zucchini with Corn)