Sunday, January 23, 2011
Yet another dish I decided to serve at my birthday gathering was cheese fondue! We've only used our fondue pot once before and it was for chocolate. I wanted to break into the realm of cheese fondue because Bryan had never tried it! This was the first time I had made this recipe and it was definitely a winner! I received a lot of compliments on it and it was completely gone by the end of the evening! Another great thing about doing fondue is that it is low maintenance. Just take about 10 minutes to make it and put it into the fondue pot, and you're done!
1 1/2 cups dry white wine
1 tbsp cornstarch (or 2 tbsp flour)
1/2 pound Emmental cheese, coarsely grated (about 2 cups)
1/2 pound Gruyere cheese, coarsely grated (about 2 cups)
Set aside 1/2 cup of the white wine and stir in the cornstarch or flour (I didn't have cornstarch so I used flour).
Add the other one cup of wine to a medium sized sauce pan and bring just to a simmer over moderate heat. Gradually add the grated cheeses to the pot to melt, stirring in a zig zag pattern so that the cheese doesn't clump up. Stir cornstarch/flour wine mixture again and add it to the cheese mixture. While stirring constantly, bring fondue to a simmer and cook until thickened, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to fondue pot set over a flame.
We served the fondue with cubed french bread, broccoli florets, sliced red peppers and apple slices. It was so delicious!!!