Belgian Chocolate Fondue Fountain
The Secret for Making the Best Belgian Chocolate Fondue
One essential apparatus for making Belgian chocolate fondue is called
the chocolate fountain. Basically, a chocolate fountain stands 2 to 4
feet high with multiple tiers. It is made of stainless steel and has a
built-in motor at the bottom. The motor is used to heat the prepared
morsels of chocolates on the heating trays. The central corkscrew will
push the molten chocolate vertically upward through the fountain's
column. When it reaches the fountain's top, the chocolate will flow
like waterfalls. The chocolates will fill in the cascading tiers until
the bottom tier is filled. Then the same procedure is repeated over and
over again. Melting the chocolate can also be done using a double
boiler or a microwave. Put the fountain in a sturdy base, near a power
socket. Make sure that it can carry up to 40 kilograms of chocolates.
A chocolate fountain is available both in commercial and home versions.
It can be utilized for different types of occasions including film
premiers, product launches, parties, and bar mitzvahs. It is perfect
for around twenty five people.
There are also chocolate fountains for rent. You can find it in party
supply shops and catering companies. They can provide you with an
attendant to ensure that the chocolate fountain is working properly, it
cascades the chocolates smoothly, and no fountain abuse for excited
children. This apparatus is rented at an hourly basis and include
charges on the services provided by the attendants and the cost of
chocolates used. Chocolate fountains operate for a maximum of two hours
or less during the party and starts to function when desserts and
appetizers are served.
Tidbits including cheesecakes, fruit pieces, and marshmallows are
placed around the chocolate fountain for added excitements. Skewered
these using toothpicks and dip it in the chocolate fountain. However,
never put anything that can be easily crumbled when dipped in the
chocolate fountain. Never install chocolate fountains outdoors because
the chocolate aroma can attract insects and the flow may be distracted
by the breeze.
Remember that chocolates contain higher amounts of cocoa butter, like
couverteur chocolates which is perfect for making chocolate fondue.
Make sure that you are using either the dark or milk chocolates.
Chocolates that have low contents of cocoa butter can be substituted
with vegetable oils. But expect that the taste and smoothness of the
chocolates are affected. These Belgian chocolates are prepared from
dried cocoa seeds. These seeds are first roasted and then crushed to
become powder. After that, cocoa butter is made though a squeezing
process. Cocoa butter and powder are combined adding milk powder and
sugar. The proportions of each element determine the color of the
chocolates. Black chocolates contain 70 percent of cocoa, milk
chocolates contain more milk powders, and white chocolates are made
from sugar, milk, and cocoa butter without cocoa.
The Belgian chocolate fondue fountain is a very innovative product
which elegantly enhances wedding receptions, special events, and
buffet. It is because it offers an exciting dimension new in making
chocolate fondues. Your guests can be drawn into amazement especially
when dipping strawberries as well as other appetizing desserts in the
flowing waterfalls of chocolate. Hotels, restaurants, event planners,
and catering companies can offer unlimited varieties of food services
which can attract more clients. Purchase a chocolate fountain and make
your own version of a Belgian chocolate fondue fountain.