Spoil your loved one for Valentine’s Day today with delicious Bundaberg Region figs, strawberries and macadamias chocolate fondue.
Locally produced macadamia nuts can be purchased from a number of retailers or growers.
Here is a simple, fast and sweet recipe to whip up for that special someone to show them you care.
- 250g good-quality milk chocolate, finely chopped
- 80ml (1/3 cup) thickened cream
- 4 fresh figs
- 8 large fresh strawberries
- 125g (3/4 cup) macadamia nuts
Figs, strawberries, and macadamias fondue
Wash, then slice the strawberries and figs into four pieces, arrange on a platter.
Crush macadamia nuts and place in a small serving bowl.
In a small saucepan on a very low heat, gently melt the chocolate and slowly combined the cream until smooth.
Pour the chocolate mixture into a heatproof serving bowl and place on a serving platter with the figs, strawberries and macadamia nuts.
Take a strawberry or fig and dip into the chocolate fondue before dipping into the crushed macadamia nuts. Enjoy!
Microwave tip: If using a microwave to make the chocolate fondue – combine chocolate and cream in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl, then heat, uncovered, stirring every minute on medium-high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
Other locally grown fruit that is currently in peak season that could be added includes: banana, dragon fruit, honey dew or mango.