Welcome to my annual 15 Minutes to Fabulous series! Over the next few weeks I’ll feature some fantastic guest writers. Let’s face it, give a busy woman 15 minutes of uninterrupted time and she can conquer the world…or at least 15 minutes of it! Today’s guest blogger is Debbie Cunningham, a fabulous jazz singer from Franklin, Tennessee. Please follow Debbie on Twitter and Facebook.
As an entertainer you’d think I would have “entertaining” down to an art form. I do …on stage in front of 1000 people! At home, however, I am always looking for something fabulous to make that doesn’t require specialty ingredients or all day to cook. I’m an every day food kind of girl but I do want my guests to feel that I spoil them at least just a little when they come over. So my go-to lavish dessert is Chocolate Fondue. It’s a guest favorite at my house. As a songwriter and for a little fun, I actually wrote a song about women and their love of chocolate. That song continues to be one of my fan favorites and I think you’ll find this recipe gives you a few fans of your own!
½ Cup heavy whipping cream
1 Cup (8oz) Bittersweet or Semi-sweet Chocolate chopped in small pieces. (You may use chocolate chips. My favorite is Ghirardelli Bittersweet. You can use any good quality dark chocolate and chop into small pieces)
Place chopped chocolate in a heat resistant bowl.
In a small saucepan, heat cream to a simmer-just before boiling. Immediately, remove from heat and pour cream over chocolate. Let stand a minute to melt chocolate. Then stir continually with a wire whisk until smooth and glossy.
To Serve: ladle chocolate fondue onto plates with an assortment of fresh
Sliced fruits: strawberries, bananas, kiwi, pineapples, raspberries and pound cake or angel food cake.
TIP: This can be used as Hot Fudge over ice cream or Chocolate Ganache over cake too. Oh and always wear a fabulous apron!
Debbie Cunningham is a jazz recording artist. Her style is romantic & soulful. For free music downloads including the Chocolate Song go to www.debbiecunninghamjazz.com