Monday, 18 January 2010

the fondue recipes

In case you want to try this at home.

Cheese Fondue

Ingredients (serves 6)

500g Emmental
300g Appenzeller
200g Gruyere
400ml dry white wine
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp corn flour
Large loaf of rustic bread (sourdough or something similarly dense)


Grate all the cheese. Peel clove of garlic and slice in half. Rub the garlic all over (the inside of) your fondue pot. Heat 300ml of wine in your fondue pot. Add cheese. Mix together till all the same consistency. Add the corn flour to the remaining wine and dissolve. Add this mixture to the cheese. Stir until all is the same consistency. Add pepper to taste. Meanwhile cut bread into 1 inch cubes. Once the cheesy goodness is simmering lightly enjoy by dipping bread into it. A fresh green salad goes really nicely with the meal.

Taste: 9/10
Price: 5/10
Difficulty: 5/10 (can be a bit finicky getting everything melted)

Chocolate Fondue

Ingredients (serves at least 4 but probably way more depending on how hungry you are)

500g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
500ml milk or cream or mixture of both
Fruit/marshmallows/cookies... whatever you think sounds good dipped in chocolate. We used strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes, cherries, and bananas


Heat milk (either in fondue pot or on in a saucepan). Either grate or finely chop the chocolate. Add the two together and stir till the chocolate is completely melted and mixed in with the milk. Allow to simmer slightly. Once mixture is warm and thick dip pieces of fruit in it and savour.

Taste: 9/10
Price: 4/10
Difficulty: 4/10


1 comment:

the style crusader said...

mmm... yumm. definitely recommend this!