Fondue Tip of the Day
Yes, it's been said, the quickest way to a woman's heart is through fondue via her chafing dish. Well, not exactly, but chocolate covered strawberries certainly are an aphrodisiac. At any rate, for the sheer reason that fondue is a turn-on for women, it is obviously difficult and temperamental. Let's start with chocolate. One essential is a double-boiler. Or, if you like bubble gum, "dubble" boiler. This boils the water, and then you put the chocolate in the "dubble" part, so as not to scald it. Chocolate will BURN if you look at it funny, I've found. Now. You think you're done when the chocolate melts, but OH no. It will be too thick. It will never stick to strawberries, or anything girls like for that matter. So, you have to add milk. But when you do, it will simultaneously be gooey, runny, and STIFF all at the same time--it defies science. Don't panic. Add more milk. And keep stirring. Eventually, it will be silky smooth--just like the ladies will perceive you to be. Dip your sensuous accouterments and just be careful not to injure yourself, like the guy in this video. Thanks, Steph, for finding this amazing ad!
You're welcome on the video clip. Now, gentlemen, the first goal should be not to injure her (watch that there video again, Jay!), then you can worry about yourself. ;-)
So, Rob, let me get this straight. You heat the chocolate up in the W-S fondue pot and then pour it into another candle-warmed one? I ask only because in my five years of fondue experience, my overzealous fondue pot burner has scalded its contents 65% of the time, and I'd be happy to know if there is a safer route.
Another tip--adding freshly brewed coffee, or even a bit of Kahlua or Bailey's Irish Cream makes chocolate fondue even more heavenly. And you're right, condensed milk has been in every chocolate fondue recipe I have ever tried.