Spoil your loved one for Valentine’s Day today with delicious Bundaberg Region figs, strawberries and macadamias chocolate fondue.
The Bundaberg Region offers optimal growing conditions for figs, enabling the succulent fruit to be produced to the best quality year-round.
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.
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