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Kids in the Kitchen - Chocolate Fondue!


It was lovely to see the recipes linked up with this fantastic linky over at Raisie Bay last week. We have found it really encourages us to get cooking with the kids more often. All too often it seems easier and quicker to just get on with the cooking ourselves, but now when I mention the word cooking, Miss T rushes over and says 'eggs' (mixing eggs seems to be her fave task!) So cooking with her proves to be such a joy!

Last week was half-term and I wondered whether D would be keen to get cooking again like he was over the Christmas holidays. But he just seemed to want to relax with other stuff this time.

So this week, we did something really simple together - which I suppose isn't even technically a 'recipe' or 'cooking' but it involves getting the kids in the kitchen and having fun with food so I'm going to blog about it as our post for 'Kids in the Kitchen'.

We dug out the Fondue Set and dipped Strawberries, Banana and Marshmallows into chocolate - yum!

We actually did this twice over half-term - Learning a lesson along the way.

The first time, we actually melted the chocolate using the candle of the fondue set thinking that is what you are supposed to do. The second time I read the instructions and you are supposed to melt the chocolate first (e.g. in microwave or over hot water on hob) together with some evaporated milk and then pour into the fondue set.

We didn't have any evaporated milk so just used regular milk. It definitely worked better than just the chocolate on its own as that quickly started to go thick and sticky over the candle.



So if you've been cooking with your kids this half-term, (or anytime in fact as you can link up posts old and new) then pop over and join in.

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1/03/2014 UPDATED TO LINK UP WITH BETTER PHOTO PROJECT TOO: This weekend's theme is 'Planning' and as I knew I wanted to blog about the chocolate fondue, I deliberately used the nice plate and nice dish (you might not think they are that nice but you have to believe me that most our dishes and plates are ancient and look awful!). I wanted the top photo in this post to look good - hence I planned ahead to use those dishes.

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16 comments:

  1. We did this too. The boys are VERY keen to do it again!

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  2. Definitely one we will have to try - something tells me my two would be very focused on dipping deep into the chocolate ;-).

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    1. oh yes - lots of chocolate is essential for this! x

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  3. ooooohhhhh chocolate coated strawberries are my favourite. In fact anything covered in chocolate is my favourite ;) Glad to see that Miss T is getting excited about cooking, my Little Man loves breaking and mixing eggs too. Thanks for linking up again, and the lovely promotion x

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    1. We love joining in! I have been rubbish at keeping up with joining in other linkys at the moment but this one is so important as it gets the kids involved so we will try to keep up to date with it! x

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  4. Yum! Great idea - and my favourite way to spend an evening :) we borrowed one of those chocolate fountains once, which the girls loved, but I think I'd stay simple if we were going to do it again. Great tip about the milk, thanks! x

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  5. My children would go mad for this, what lucky children you have! x

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    1. the fondue set was a hand-me-down from the in-laws when they were having a clear out. I seem to remember we had one lurking in the back of our cupboards when i was growing up. I expect its the sort of thing that could be picked up as a bargain in a charity shop. x

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  6. Such a lot of fun and so yummy. It includes fruit too, so it healthy right? I know a little boy who would think he was in heaven if I let him have this. I'm a big fan of fondue generally though, so maybe we'll have to do this as a treat over the summer with nice fresh fruit
    #KidsInTheKitchen

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    1. oh yes - definitely 'healthy' - tee hee! x

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  7. oo yummy - that looks so tasty! Good planning and yummy photos - thanks for joining in! x

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    1. I'm glad I finally did manage to join in as I need to remember to try to take better photos. x

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  8. They look yummy and your planning paid off your photos look great.

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