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To consider a chocolate fondue for Christmas dessert?

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Suzietwo Sun 06-Dec-15 18:08:55

Nobody likes Christmas cake so I don't bother. Usually pudding ends up being a Yule log and meringues but I was just thinking a fondue might add a new THING to Christmas. We will be x2 90 year olds, x2 60/70 year olds, 3 adults in their 30/40s and 3 children aged 1, 3 and 5

Am I ridiculous?

BrieAndChilli Sun 06-Dec-15 18:14:31

I would get xmas shaped marshmallows, fruit, little squares of cake, mini candy canes, etc

PreAdvent13610 Sun 06-Dec-15 18:18:05

I sometimes do baked chocolate ramekins. Prepare a day before easy.

Are you sure you want to let a one year old and a couple 90 yo dive into melted chocolate together, could get messy.

Suzietwo Sun 06-Dec-15 18:21:22

I think that's part of the attraction!

PreAdvent13610 Sun 06-Dec-15 18:25:14

Then you need some really big, well patterned napkins and a handy box of baby wipes. grin

FinallyHere Sun 06-Dec-15 18:25:23

Sounds fun, but I'm not sure i could do it justice after a main meal. Could you keep if for a tea time treat, maybe on boxing day? Would a mixture of sweet nibbles, some chocolates, sweet Italian biscuits Dates, nuts, lovely dark chocolate mints work for you? There is usually so much around at Christmas, seems a shame not to enjoy them.

RubberDicky Sun 06-Dec-15 18:27:55

I'm stealing this idea grin sounds great

Suzietwo Sun 06-Dec-15 18:28:26

Hmmm, so undecided. Just saw amazing tiramisu recipe which I'm tempted by!

I take the point about it being too much after diner. I'm now thinking cheese fondue on Christmas Eve.

I don't even own a bloody fondue!

Krampus Sun 06-Dec-15 18:29:52

Go for it. We do steamed chocolate pudding but have also picked up a steamed salted caramel one too this year.

vestandknickers Sun 06-Dec-15 18:30:50

Who has room for a pudding?

I eat my body-weight in pigs in blankets and then have to lie on the floor for an hour.

I thought that's what everyone did.

Krampus Sun 06-Dec-15 18:32:56

We wait for the pudding, it goes food, clear up, main presents (stocking in the morning), pudding.

Suzietwo Sun 06-Dec-15 18:35:02

We end up sitting at the table for a long time after we eat, moving around and playing games. So it'd be something to keep picking at

Charitygirl1 Sun 06-Dec-15 18:36:37

If you do, you must include salted pretzels - the best thing to dip! Also dates, maybe hazelnuts? V Christmassy!

SnobblyBobbly Sun 06-Dec-15 19:32:49

That would be my perfect desert! We usually do this at Easter to get rid of all the damned eggs! I also did this after Sunday dinner a few weeks back with an individual ramekin of chocolate on each plate so we could all take them to the sofa!

We had strawberries, banana, marshmallows and flapjacks - liking the pretzel idea!

TempusEedjit Sun 06-Dec-15 19:37:39

We're having chocolate fondue after Christmas dinner this year - go for it!

TempusEedjit Sun 06-Dec-15 19:39:57

Btw limit the marshmallows - any more than a couple makes our lot feel a bit green around the gills. Fruit such as pineapple chunks, strawberries and bananas is really nice.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Sun 06-Dec-15 19:40:26

I think it's a great idea, you can eat as much or little as you like and have all sorts of different things to dip. We don't normally have pudding at all as everyone is so full from dinner and most of us dislike Christmas pud, but this could tempt me.

OhHelpOhNoItsaGrufallo Sun 06-Dec-15 20:08:28

I think it's a great idea, after seeing the thread title I mumbled 'mmmm' and mentioned it to DH... He agreed, and I think this will be our Christmas dessert! Thank you for the idea

Suzietwo Sun 06-Dec-15 20:31:34

My mother is on board. Hurrah! And she has a 1960s fondue set. Double hurrah!

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