Monday, August 21, 2006
I've been in a good mood lately, I'm not sure why! but hey, I'm not complaining.
I haven't seen my friends in a while because everyone's been busy with work and doing their own thing, so I thought to my self "why not host a fondue party tomorrow and envite everyone over?!" for the sake of a nice get together, catching up on things and enjoying a nice fondue pot filled with a sumptuous Sauce were we dip delicacies into it, pop in a nice movie, could be a classic, and talk all night. Sounds like a plan?? aha, tomorrow, Aug. 22nd, starts at 7 pm and ends.....?? well, whenever!
I'm still debating on what kind of fondue to make. I'm thinking maybe a chocolate fondue with a twist..
To pull it off, here's the plan:
I'm going to go get my old fondue pot that I got back in the states and neglected for the past ...."God only know how many years" . wash it, clean it, pat it dry and set it aside until it's action time.
2 pounds grated chocolate bars
1 cup whipped cream
2 tablespoons instant coffee powder (optional)
1/4 cup hot water
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pound cake cut into cubes
a few marshmallows
Peeled & sliced red apples
Peeled & sliced green apples
Grapes would be good too.
and now for the preperation:
Cut pound cake into 1-1/2" cubes. Arrange the cake on a serving plate with the marshmallows, apples, pears, strawberries and pineapple and the rest fo your fruits
Meanwhile, combine the chocolate candy bar and whipped cream in the fondue pot. Cook over very low heat until the chocolate melts while stirring constantly.
Dissolve the instant coffee powder in hot water and add it to the chocolate mixture (again the coffee is optional) with vanilla and cinnamon; mix well.
After that I should be ready for my guests. Using the skewers, we'll dip the cake and fruit into the melted chocolate.... Yummy :)
oh, and the movie... I don't know?! any suggestions???