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Trinaj Wed 17-Jun-09 10:41:21

Last time I used my chcocolate fountain the chocolate got too hot and went all lumpy after being in the fountain for about an hour.
Anyone got any recipe suggestions that might stop this from happening?
And what else could be dipped except stawberries and marshmallows?
Thanks. x

buktus Wed 17-Jun-09 10:51:11

It sounds like you didnt mix enough oil with the chocolate, i usually use bananas, mini swiss rolls cut up, sainsbury do some little coconut bites from the bakery section i chop those in half.

PlumBumMum Wed 17-Jun-09 10:56:38

As buktus says you need to get the mix perfect or buy the vvv expensive stuff from Thortons (t'is yummy though)

Trinaj Wed 17-Jun-09 11:54:24

How much oil/chocolate should be used? I can't remember if I used any oil last time.
Does it need to be a certain type of oil?

PlumBumMum Wed 17-Jun-09 12:31:50

If your not using the chocolate that is specifically for the fountains it will go lumpy, not sure of the ratio, as I borrowed a fountain and bought the thortons choc

Trinaj Wed 17-Jun-09 13:05:05

is it special chocolate from thorntons? I cannot find it on their website.
Can you get specialised chocolate anywhere else?

PlumBumMum Wed 17-Jun-09 13:15:08

Its a 900g bag of chocolate pellets that is for chocolate pellets, don't know if you can get it any where else

PlumBumMum Wed 17-Jun-09 13:17:12

this is it

TitsalinaBumsquash Wed 17-Jun-09 13:23:27

My friend had a chocolate themed Wedding, the dessert and center piece was the hugest Fountain i have ever seen with White Chocolate one side and Milk Cgocolate the other then there was a smaller one attached with Dark Chocolate in, each table had a vase of skewere and a huge selection of things to thread on them for the Fountain.

We had

Fudge
Strawberries
Marshmellows (Flumps and Normal)
Flapjacks
Bannana
Rasperries
Mini Doughnuts
Grapes
Cookie Dough

It was amazing. grin

Although i think i must have put on about 100 stone through that wedding! wink

bellavita Wed 17-Jun-09 13:25:52

We always use the chocolate from Thorntons - they are like chocolate drops.

We have fresh pineapple, strawberries, mini donuts, fingers of shortbread, fudge.

The stuff from Thorntons is worth the money as we have reused our leftovers a couple of times just adding some more chocolate drops when heating.

Trinaj Wed 17-Jun-09 13:51:03

Thanks everyone, it all sounds wonderful - and no good for my diet!!! grin
Will one bag of the choc drops be enough for a fountain?

buktus Wed 17-Jun-09 13:52:53

i used 900g cadburys and mix with veg oil until smooth enough to run through the fountain, has to be veg oil so you cant taste it

SOLOisMeredithGrey Wed 17-Jun-09 13:57:23

Honeycombe grin

PlumBumMum Wed 17-Jun-09 14:02:56

One bag is enough and like bellavita says we have melted ours again and it has been fine

Trinaj Wed 17-Jun-09 14:05:40

excuse me sounding "stoopid" blush how do you melt yours again after it's gone hard in the fountain?
Thanks x

bellavita Wed 17-Jun-09 14:07:59

Well, that's the key Tinaj, you don't let it go hard. You drain it off before cleaning.

Trinaj Wed 17-Jun-09 14:15:11

could the left over choc be frozen?

PlumBumMum Wed 17-Jun-09 14:15:41

Yeap def drain it off before letting the fountain cool down, it will never melt in the fountain

bellavita Wed 17-Jun-09 14:43:52

I don't know about it being frozen. We keep ours in one of those plastic klip it boxes in the cupboard which can go into the microwave.

Trinaj Thu 18-Jun-09 19:30:41

How long would it keep for? or could any left overs be used in cooking?

PlumBumMum Thu 18-Jun-09 19:36:17

We've had ours in the fridge from the 10th of May, melted it again last week to dip some mallows in it was fine, its back in the fridge I'm going to bake something at the weekend and try and use it up.

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