In this healthier version of classic chocolate fondue, cream is replaced by water and omega-3-rich flaxseed oil. Grand Marnier supplies a hint of orange, and is backed up by a little cayenne for an extra kick.
Serving tips: Serve with your favorite seasonal fruits, such as bananas, pineapple, and oranges. Don’t worry if you don’t own a fondue pot; any heatproof dish or slow cooker will do. If you have leftover sauce, it’s also delicious poured over vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.
Recipe Ingredient Details:
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup water
1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1 pinch sea salt
1/4 cup flaxseed oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons Grand Marnier (or fresh orange juice)
Seasonal fruit (cut into bite-size pieces, for dipping)
Place chocolate in a bowl set over hot (not boiling) water; stir until melted.
In a small pot, combine water, cayenne, and salt; bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and add to melted chocolate, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking to incorporate. The mixture will seize up at first, but continue to whisk in tablespoons of hot water until all has been added. Whisk in oil, then vanilla and Grand Marnier. Pour hot mixture into a fondue pot and serve at once, with a platter of fruit and forks or skewers for dipping.
Recipe Additional Notes:
PER SERVING: 303 cal, 61% fat cal, 20g fat, 8g sat fat, 0mg chol, 1g protein, 27g carb, 1g fiber, 18mg sodium
Wed, 2009-12-23 17:56