Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fondue for Three

So I told the "Fam" we were going to have a romantic dinner. So it was decided we would have fondue by candlelight. Sarah had never had fondue and Stuart told her, "Sarah, you haven't lived until you've had fondue."

We went the simple route and a cheese fondue and a chocolate fondue.

The first course was a simple salad:


3 cups leafy greens
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1/2 tomato, small bit sized pieces
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
Balsamic dressing
 Mix all ingredients, except dressing. Allow each person to add desired amounts of

The second course was the cheese fondue. I say cut up whatever veggies you have on hand that sound good with cheese. We also cut up grilled elk London broil steak and kalamata olive bread. Just make sure everything is in bite size pieces.

Cheese Fondue:

6 oz. medium sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
2 oz. Emmenthaler Swiss cheese, cubed
4 oz. Coors Light beer
2 tsp. chopped garlic
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. dry mustard powder
2 Tbsp. flour
     Set up a double boiler system. Heat Coors Light, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and dry mustard. While that is heating up, mix cubed cheese and flour in a medium bowl. Once beer mix is hot, add cheese mixture 1/3 at time. Do not add more cheese until the first round is melted. Continue stirring as cheese melts. Place in fondue pot when you're ready to eat. Do not make ahead of time, reheating this recipe does not work well.
     Serve with your desired veggies, meat, or bread.

The third course, was dessert, chocolate fondue. Cut up your favorite fruit. We did strawberries, bananas, and mango. You can also dip, cake, marshmallows, rice crispy treats, etc. Be creative, it's fun!

Chocolate Fondue:

200grams semi sweet chocolate morsels
4 Tbsp. Whipping cream
1 1/2 Tbsp. Milk
     Again, set up a double boiler system. Met chocolate chips. Then add cream and milk. Mix until completely combined and creamy. Place in a fondue pot. Serve with desired dippings.

1 comment:

  1. I would like to move in and eat dinner with you guys.