Cheese and Chocolate Fondue

Hi Readers,

I am back with a simple and easy fondue recipe. It’s winter in USA. I thought this simple recipe of fondue would be so good to try out and share it with you all. Fondue is the national dish of Swiss. It is a melted cheese dish found in Swiss, France and Italy. It is hot liquid either cheese or chocolate served in a communal pot over portable stove and long stemmed forks are dipped with bread or fruits and enjoyed over in winters or cold weather. It is super simple way of eating something oeey gooey and serves as a quick appetizer for large parties.

The main ingredients are usually different types of cheeses, white wine, garlic and some kind of seasonings. Gruyere cheese is widely and popularly used in most of fondue recipes.

Cheese Fondue
Cheese Fondue

Ingredients:

2 cups shredded Gruyere Cheese

2 cups Shredded Emmental or Swiss cheese

1 Cup Dry white wine or 1 cup Cream

1 Clove of Garlic

Pinch of nutmeg (optional)

salt to taste

Black pepper

1 tsp Lemon Juice

1 Tablespoon Cornstarch diluted in 2 Tbsp water

Method:

Take the clove of garlic and rub it in the pot nicely and remove the pieces of garlic. Add the white wine or cream and heat it up a little bit and gradually add the shredded cheese to it and seasonings. Whisk it vigorously in one direction and add the lemon juice as well.

once the cheese has melted , mix cornstarch into water and then add the mixture to cheese and mix it well. Once it looks thickened , simply remove it from the stove and place it over the fondue pot over a flame to keep it warm and melted.

Serve it with bread cubes, I prefer baguette as it can hold well while we dip it into the cheese. Also serve some vegetables like bell peppers, potatoes, onions, broccoli etc.  of your choice.

If you want to add chili flavor to your fondue you can also do that. There could be lot of variations. This recipe is the basic recipe of cheese fondue.

A tradition says that if a man loses his bread in the pot, he buys drinks all around, and if a woman does, she must kiss her neighbors.

Most writers recommend that each morsel be put in the pot only once (no double-dipping) and that the dipping fork be used only to transport the food from the pot to one’s plate, not to eat.

The choice of beverage to drink with fondue is specified in several conflicting traditions; some demand that white wine should be drunk, while others specify black tea as the beverage of choice. Some people drink a shot of spirits during or after the meal. However, a study published in 2010 showed that none of these beverages caused indigestion after eating fondue.

 

Anyways, no meal is complete without dessert. Right, so here’s a easy dessert in the form of Fondue.

A warm cup of hot chocolate or a warm chocolate dipping sauce gives the same pleasure. Chocolate fondue are also quick and easy dessert choices if you cannot bake. So , here’s the recipe for chocolate fondue. As such there is no recipe.

2 cups Milk Chocolate

1 cup caramel sauce

any nuts of your choice

2 tablespoon  orange juice

Heat everything on a double boiler and once it melts, bring it over the fondue pot and enjoy with fresh fruits, pound cake, marshmallows, rice crispies etc. There are no rules as to what you should eat or not. Go wild! you can also use white chocolate, cinnamon, some liqueur also in it and then flambe it for fun.

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Enjoy!

 

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