Monday, 18 August 2008

The Olympics - Go Aussie Go!!!!!! - Chocolate Fondue

Awarded to Reno

Well what does Chocolate Fondue have to do with the Olympics you ask? Well this is a gold medal worthy recipe, that's what!

Due to unfortunate events with a moody modem, blogging my recipes has been impossible lately. So finally here is the first recipe from my dinner party menu, (fingers crossed) that it doesn't have another meltdown while I type this post.

The Olympics are off and running. Wow, hasn't it just been fantastic? We are big lovers of the Olympics in this house, there is nothing like rooting for your country and being patriotic. Mind you watching that amazing Michael Phelps fellow from the USA has been awesome. That man is a swimming machine. He wanted 8 golds and he got his 8 golds. Congratulations Mr Phelps.

How stunning has our Aussie Olympic team been? They make me so proud. They have put in an exceptional effort and the rewards just keep coming. Congratulations Guys! Go Aussie! Go!

The most heartbreaking moment of the games so far, for me, has not been a lost medal for one of our amazing athletes, it was the Colombian weightlifter Oscar who's chances at winning gold were shattered in Beijing. I felt for this man and nearly cried in the process of watching him struggle. This man is a two time world champion weightlifter. You have to watch the video to understand his pain and to know what I am talking about. It turns out that Oscar had an injection in his hand for an injury he had just previous to the competition. He could not feel his thumb and his hand just could not keep a grip of the bar. Tragic to see someones dream end so badly. I urge you to watch the video and tell me your thoughts on what happened.

Now to that Gold Medal recipe for the fondue. Really, it is the easiest recipe ever. My friend Reno taught me how to make it and I just keep reproducing it. So thanks Mr Reno and I award you with a Gold medal for this recipe in the spirit of the Olympics.

Basically you put 250 grams of Dark Chocolate chopped, 3 Mars Bars chopped, and 1 1/2 cups of cream into a sauce pan. Melt together, over a medium heat stirring all the time until thick, gooey and luscious. Serve with pieces of your favourite fruit and your done. We find banana is the favourite fruit, oh and strawberries of course. It's fool proof. It is so moreish and you can't help but guts yourself. Enjoy!


Vida said...

Always do the chocolate and the cream but the mars bar is a new twist and I like it!!! Vida x

James said...

Mmm...chocolate! Dark Chocolate is my favourite, can't eat too much of non-dark stuff. I wonder what it would taste like if i used Rum and Raisin choc...or even rum or brandy...mmmm...not for the kids hehe.

Chopper said...

They say that the way to a mans heart is through his stomach - I don't like to gloat, but Amelita has found the way to my heart hundreds of times, and the fondue is just another one to chalk up on the scoreboard of fabulousness! This recipe is so simple. It takes 10 mins to prepare, and the bigger the pile of fruit, the bigger the smile on my dial :)
And you may ask, it's too fattening. I say - you are eating fruit at the same time as chocolate, so each one cancels out the other. So basically it is very healthy! Love you baby!!

David Hall said...

Squishy - you did OKAY. Thats all I'm saying. :o) Hope life is sweet

JillyB said...

It's not quite a gold medal but there is an award for you on my blog!
I love reading your culinary adventures.

Matin said...

Great looking chocolate fondue with fresh fruits, cool blog too:-)

JustSmartLiving said...

This looks absolutely fantastic. I looooooooove chocolate (who doesn't) and this looks like a relatively inexpensive way to make an elegant dessert. Amazing!