Fondue a simple, romantic dinner for two for V-Day
Blogger Lori Renn of My Wicked Whisk is stirring the pot as she demonstrates both cheese and chocolate fondues for you and your special someone. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
The fondue you saw Lori Renn make on Good Morning Idaho isn't hard to make at all. Check out her cheese fondue and chocolate fondue recipes below. These and other recipes are all posted on her blog. Happy (fondue) dipping!
Cheese Fondue (serves 4)
8 ounces Emmentaler cheese, shredded (2 cups)
8 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded (2 cups)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon dry ground mustard
1 cup dry white wine
1 garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Various foods for dipping in fondue
Don’t substitute deli Swiss cheese for the Emmentaler or Gruyere cheese. It will make the fondue stringy. Also, it is best to use a crisp, un-oaked wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc. A cup of chicken broth with a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice can be substituted for the wine.
1 C heavy whipping cream
8 oz (about 1 C) chocolate, finely chopped (I like Dove dark or milk chocolate)
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1. Pour heavy whipping cream into a medium sauce pan over medium high heat. Heat for 2- 3 minutes.
2. Add vanilla extract and stir.
3. Add chocolate and whisk until melted an well blended, about 2 minutes.
4. Transfer to a fondue pot over a tea light candle or a small Sterno burner.
5. Start dipping!!