Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fondue Fantastic!!

I wanted to do something special for the kids for valentine's day beside stuffing them full of chocolate so I decided to do a fondue party for them. I did a cheese one and a chocolate one. I have two awesome fondue pots both obtained from thrift stores (for the grand total of $10) and one is this very cool retro electric one that I just adore. The kids were so excited and they loved the little prongs.

Here's the fondue recipes I used

Adaptation of a classic Swiss fondue

1 cup dry white wine
1/2 pound shredded emanthaler cheese
1/2 pound shredded Gruyere cheese
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 garlic clove

Take garlic clove and rub the inside of fondue pot. You can put the clove in the bottom of the pot when finished. Add wine, lemon and chicken broth to fondue pot and simmer. Add the shredded cheeses, 1/4 pound at a time. Stir after each addition of cheese until melted. Stir in corn starch. When all the cheese has melted, stir in salt, paprika and nutmeg. Serve with cut-up bread of your choice, vegetables, cooked meats, whatever you fancy.

Chocolate Fondue

1 12 ounces pack of milk chocolate chips
1 cups heavy cream
1 jigger of Kahlua
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon white sugar

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the chocolate with the heavy cream. Mix in the kahlua, vanilla extract and sugar. Continue to heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture is smooth. Serve with cake, fruit, marshmallows or whatever you desire. Enjoy!


Heather! said...

does that ever look good!

Chi-Chi, The Original Wombman said...

Oooooh . . . :) Looks fab!