Cheese fondue is traditionally a Swiss dish, which comprises of melted cheese served over a communal pot. The cheese has flavoursome ingredients and is eaten by dipping regular bread or savoury snacks, which are dipped into the cheese. Similar to this, we also have a chocolate fondue, which is nothing but melted chocolate eaten with sweet goodies.
The fondue normally consists of a blend of seasonal wines, a mix of cheeses, garlic and some seasoning in the form of salt, pepper and herbs. Cornstarch may be used to thicken the preparation and make the cheese more viscous. When it is ready, it is served with a fondue fork. Everyone dips their pieces of bread from the communal pot and eats a hearty meal of cheese fondue. Here are some delicious recipes for cheese fondue, which you can try the next time you are entertaining.
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 10 minutes
Serves – 50 people
2 cups of full fat milk
1 ½ tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce or soya sauce
2 heaped teaspoons of pungent mustard powder
2 big cloves of garlic, which are finely chopped
7 cups of finely grated cheddar cheese
4 table spoons of multipurpose flour
Take a large vessel or utensil. To it, add the milk and begin to boil it until it is sufficiently hot.
Add the Worcestershire sauce and continue stirring. Add the mustard powder, crushed garlic and flour and stir well. You can dissolve the flour into milk prior to adding it in the vessel.
This will prevent the formation of lumps in the mixture. Continue heating the milk until it is near boiling. Now gradually add in the cheddar cheese till it melts completely. Empty out the contents into a large serving bowl and cover the dish so that the cheese stays warm.
This cheese fondue recipe is a special treat when you are having a warm circle of friends or special guests over at your place. It has a unique combination of mushrooms and apple cider vinegar. Serve this with asparagus, baby tomatoes and potatoes as a healthier alternative.
Serves – 4
Preparation time – 15 minutes
1 ½ cups of boiling water
2 tablespoons of corn starch
1 small pack of specially ordered Bonaparte cheese
A small bunch of shallots, finely chopped
250 grams of finely chopped mushrooms
3 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of ground garlic
½ cup of apple cider vinegar
In a bowl, take the boiling water and to it add the chopped mushrooms until they are soft and tender. Set aside after chopping the mushrooms.In another bowl melt the butter and let the shallots sweat in the butter. Now add the mushrooms with the water and let this mixture boil till the liquid is reduced. Add the cider and bring it to a boil.
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In another bowl, dissolve the cheese with the cornstarch. Now keep adding small portions of this cheese and cornflower mixture to the mushroom mixture, stirring it constantly. Keep heating till the mixture is nice and smooth. Make sure that the mixture is not too hot. Serve this mixture with vegetables.
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