She and her tiny friends will together “make” the fondue and then share it. Fondue is such a communal way to eat. The children will eat from a common bowl of chocolate, picking their favourite things to dip but taking care that they leave enough of everything for their friends. They will learn that they need to be fair and equal and will go back home with the kind of happiness that only sharing can give them.
- 100 grams of dark chocolate broken into pieces
- 100 ml thick cream
- 50 ml milk
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
For dipping & coating use whatever you have on hand. Here are some ideas:
- Fruits of your choice: apples, grapes, pears, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, etc
- Salted crackers
- Chocolate curls
- Desiccated Coconut
- Edible glitter
- In a double boiler or heat-safe bowl set over a pan of simmering water, melt chocolate with cream, milk and vanilla extract stirring, until smooth. Transfer to a fondue pot and light a candle (If your children are old enough this task too can be given to them, under your supervision). Teach them if it gets too runny, simply put more chocolate.
- Depending on the age of the kids ask them to help you peel the banana, wash the rest of the fruits, separate the grapes from the stem.
- Give them a child-friendly knife and ask them to slice the bananas, chop/slice the apples and the pears and cut off the strawberry tops
- Next, ask them to fill all the little plates/bowls with the rest of the fondue accompaniments.
Pick up the skewers and dunk everything into the warm chocolate and enjoy.
Little children with chocolate all over their faces and sticky fingers come free with this recipe.
Add some zing to the sauce by adding a bit of orange juice, grated lemon/orange zest or mint extract. Do you have more ideas on things that would be fun to dip?
Merry Christmas everyone.
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