Take a Dip: Two-Chocolate Fondue with Lavender Flowers

The flavor of this fondue is a bit exotic, just right for adventurous eaters.

| December/January 1999

 Serves 6 to 8 

Anise hyssop flowers may be substituted for the lavender for a tamer flavor. My family voted strawberries the most popular dipper for this dish.

• 6 lavender flower spikes or 3/4 teaspoon dried lavender flowers
• 3/4 cup heavy cream
• 6 ounces milk chocolate
• 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
• 1 tablespoon kirsch (cherry brandy), brandy, or water

Dippers: cubes of angel food or pound cake, banana or apple slices, whole strawberries, Bing cherries, kiwi fruit, pineapple chunks, marshmallows, graham ­crackers, and/or thin salted pretzels

1. Bring the lavender and cream just to a simmer, then steep, uncovered, off heat for 30 to 60 minutes. Strain the cream and set aside.

2. Break or chop the chocolate into 1-inch chunks. Heat it with 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon of the cream until ­melted, stirring occasionally; do not simmer. Thin with additional cream if necessary.

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