Hi there! It is crazy in Orchard Road today. I ventured in to run a few errands and there were sales everywhere. Thankfully, I didn't have time to shop. Well, I wanted to stop by today and share this idea with you because I think it would make for a fun new year's eve party idea. You could have a cheese platter to accompany it and you could welcome the new year with food on hand throughout the night.
The story is : I was decluttering and I recently noticed that we had a chocolate fondue pot that we received as a gift for our wedding. We had used it a lot in the early days but since the kids arrived, it was relegated to the back of the storeroom. As we had a couple of Christmas Parties planned this year,
I thought it might be a fun dessert idea and easy enough to expand for a party of 20.
It is really simple to make.
This is what I used:
- 300g valrhona feves or white chocolate bar broken into pieces
- 200ml whipping cream
1. Put a pot on the stove and pour the whipping cream in and bring it to a boil.
2. When the whipping cream starts to bubble, add the white chocolate to the pot and stir.
3. Keep stirring the mixture till all the white chocolate has melted.
4. Pour the white chocolate fondue into your fondue pot.
If you don't have a pot, you can serve the fondue straight from the pot. Just remember to place a pot holder on the table and remind everyone that the pot is very hot. If there are children in your party, you might prefer to just pour the white chocolate into little cups for everyone so everyone has their own mini fondue pot to dip in and out of.
Serve along with chopped fruits, biscuits and marshmallows or anything else fun that you can think of. You could make it a pot luck fondue where you make the chocolate and your guests can each bring a fruit or biscuit. Just make a list and check it twice so you don't end up with just grapes.
At the end of the party, I always find that there tends to be leftover white chocolate fondue. So here are some ideas that you might find helpful.
1. Christmas Pockey
After the party, I made some pockey by dipping the biscuits in the white chocolate and pouring sprinkles over them. I then laid them flat in a tupperware and refrigerated them.
2. Christmas Truffles
I then poured the leftover white chocolate into a small tupperware and refrigerated it. The next day, we scooped the white chocolate into balls, shaped them with our hands in a very quick motion, then rolled them in sprinkles and cocoa. I dished them out onto cupcake cases and then refrigerated them once more.
The kids really enjoyed the treats and making them too!
Hope this idea helps keep you in the festive mood for a little while longer. Let's relish the rest of 2012 before it ends!
See you in 2013!