Bittersweet Chocolate Fondue

Almost anything tastes better dipped in chocolate. Use your imagination and offer cubes of your favorite cake and sliced fruit for dipping. Marshmellows, fresh strawberries, dried fruit, shortbread or Oreo cookies... the combinations are endless!

1/2 cup whipping cream
5 tablespoons water
12 oz bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped

Bring cream and 2 tablespoons water to simmer in heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Add chocolate; whisk until melted and smooth. Whisk in remaining 3 tablespoons water (or substitute with 3 tablespoons liqueur of choice; see variations listed below). Transfer to fondue pot and keep warm over fondue burner. If fondue becomes too thick at any time, mix in more water by tablespoonfuls as needed.

Servings: Makes 2 cups chocolate fondue for dipping