Sunday, September 12, 2010

Chocolate Avocado Fondue (Calli's Recipe)

1 tablespoon butter (or coconut oil)
1/2 cup avocado puree (I used 1 avocado)
1/4 cup carrot puree (I used 2 small carrots)
1 cup powdered sugar (I used 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
OR 1/2 cup quality dark chocolate pieces
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Add purees. Whisk in powdered sugar. Add chocolate and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Serve warm.

Now I went over for dinner to my friend, Calli's house.  She made amazing grilled salmon and steaks (for the men)... and a huge bowl of Moroccan couscous with a flavorful salad on the side.  For dessert, she served this recipe from Deceptively Delicious (Jessica Seinfeld).  This was very yummy and I couldn't stop dipping my bananas and pretzels in it.  My husband, who is very hard to convince, didn't even notice he was being deceived :)!

I haven't actually made this yet, but I told Calli that I had to post it on my blog for all of you to see!  Of course, I am already thinking how I can make this recipe a little "cleaner".  The confectioner/powdered sugar is getting to me.  Even just the other day, I was watching the Cooking Channel and Tyler Florence (Food 911) mentioned that this kind of sugar usually has added cornstarch--apparently it keeps the powdered sugar from caking... With that said, I think I would try brown rice syrup/honey. If this compromises the flavor (for my husband), I would try to grind organic sugar even more in a food processor (when mine gets fixed) or seek out an organic powdered sugar made with tapioca starch.

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