As we approach February, we have Valentine’s Day on the mind. Each day until the 14th, we’ll post a dessert recipe from different restaurants. Impress your significant other, win someone’s heart if you’re still in the dating phase, or make it for yourself and toast to being single with these desserts that look difficult to make, but are actually home-cook friendly.
Today’s recipe comes from Rebecca Clerget, pastry chef at Fairmont, Washington, D.C.
Dark Chocolate Fondue
- 12 oz Dark chocolate
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1T Liquor (such as Baileys, Frangelico or Rum)
- Melt your favorite dark chocolate slowly in the microwave or over a double boiler, stirring frequently.
- Bring cream and liquor (if desired) to simmer and stir slowly into melted chocolate.
- Serve immediately with your favorite fruits and cookies!
Pair it with a glass of Merlot (or two).
Don’t feel like doing any cooking? Head to Juniper Restaurant at Fairmont, where Chef Clerget has put together a Chocolate Tub made for sharing. You’ll dip strawberries, peanut butter gaufrettes, rice crispy treats, raspberry macaroons and other yummy treats into a miniature bath tub filled with warm Valrhona Chocolate. The miniature rubber ducky is made of marzipan. Utensils are not provided. This romantic dessert for two is served in Juniper Restaurant through the month of February. $20
Check back Monday for a recipe from Navy Yard’s Osteria Morini.
Featured image courtesy of Fairmont Washington, DC.