Chocolate Orange Fondue for Two
I’ve been sharing healthier dessert alternatives this month. Since Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, we have to have a decadent chocolate recipe up our sleeve. The good news is: dark chocolate has been proven to contain antioxidants and may help decrease blood pressure. Some scientists actually suggest eating a small piece of dark chocolate each day – emphasis on small.
Professionally, I always use Callebout Dark Chocolate, but for the home baker, most grocery stores carry Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Chocolate Chips and these taste very similar to professional Belgian Chocolate. It’s the high content of cacao that makes them dark and not sweet. Don’t let that scare you – dark chocolate isn’t the same as unsweetened chocolate.
Now for the “to die for recipe” which makes enough for two people to share on Valentine’s day. I suggest you serve the chocolate with fresh fruit and biscotti, which is lower in fat than most cookies. You can make this in less than 5 minutes!In a bowl, place: 1/3 cup Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips
Bring to a boil in a small pan:
1/4 cup Heavy Cream
1/4 tsp. Orange Zest
dash of salt
1/4 tsp. Instant Coffee (intensifies the chocolate flavor)
Stir in to the cream:
2 tsp. Grand Marinier (optional)
Pour boiling cream over the chocolate. Stir until smooth. Serve!