Several months ago I ran across a brand new in the box Fondue pot at a local thrift store. But until this week I was still needing some extra Fondue forks beyond the six that came with it. Also turns out Wal-mart had heavy cream on sale for a dollar a quart. 🙂 So we attempted fondue for supper. The vegetables and steak slices cooked in broth took too long so everyone decided to forgo that part next time. Now fitting seven dippers around a small fondue pot is a different matter.
Swiss Cheese Fondue
- 8 oz. Swiss cheese, shredded or diced small
- 4 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
- 2 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 3 tbsp. butter
- 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups milk, or half & half
- pepper to taste
- Items to dip, such as French bread cubes or apples slices
- Toss cheese in double boiler with cornstarch.
- Add remaining ingredients for cheese sauce.
- Heat in double boiler until cheese is melted and sauce is creamy. Add extra milk as needed.
- Pour into fondue pot over low heat or flame.
- Dip items with fondue fork.
- Add a little milk if it begins to get too thick.
Chocolate Fondue Recipe
- 12 ounces of chocolate chips
- 8 ounces of heavy cream
- Dipping items such as strawberries, banana pieces, apple pieces, cubed pound cake, cookies
1 Warm the cream over in double boiler. Add the chocolate and stir until smooth.
2 Immediately transfer to a fondue pot heated at low or with a low flame.
3 Use a fondue fork to dip the fruit pieces and other items into the hot melted cream chocolate mixture. Eat immediately.
If the fondue begins to feel a little stiff, add a tablespoon of heavy cream and stir.