Chocolate fondue

Sometimes the ladies(and the boys) need a chocolate fix and there is no better way and little as satisfying as listening to those sounds of pure pleasure coming from everyone around the table as they pop little chocolate covered morsels into their mouths.

What you need

160g light brown sugar

50g butter

200g plain chocolate

1 tespoon vanilla extract

100ml cream

100ml water

The process

In a saucepan place the sugar and the water and heat gently until all of the sugar is dissolved. Boil rapidly for about 4-5 minutes until the syrup looks like treacle.

Remove from the stove and emerse the post in cold water to stop cooking.

Return to the stove, add butter, chocolate and vanilla essence stirring constantly until its is beautifully smooth and silky.

Finally stir in the cream and remove from the heat.

Serve with a variety of fruit and pieces of banana bread or raisin loaf. MMMMMMMMMMM