Saturday, August 20, 2011

do you fondue? (homemade recipes)

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abc cheez-its (penny's pre-dinner snack)

we love, love, LOVE FONDUE!!! it's simple to make and tastes so yummy! there are so many combinations and no right or wrong way to make it. i eyeball most of my measurements and always change up the ingredients to keep things exciting. but i wanted to share a few simple recipes which i make and i hope you'll enjoy them. this was from this past weeks dinner with family, which they all loved it too! so do you fondue? happy weekend!!! xo :) s

CHEESE FONDUE (photos below)
breads served :: sourdough, white italian & garlic parmesan
other dipping items :: apples, carrots cauliflower & broccoli

*amounts below vary depending on how many people i serve and also per taste. 
i've divided this recipe but it was doubled which serve 10.

5 oz gruyere cheese (cubed or shredded)
6 oz sharp cheddar (cubed or shredded)
5 oz bleu cheese crumbles
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
6 oz beer (we used shock top but any lager or ale you like)
1 teaspoon of mustard
1/4 cup chives

cut or shred gruyere and sharp cheeses. place in large bowl and coat well with flour.
in large saucepan bring beer to a simmer.
reduce heat to low (simmer) and add (handfuls) slowly of the cheese mixture. mix constantly.
after above cheeses are melted add the mustard, chives and bleu cheese and mix well.
transfer to fondue pot and serve!

CHOCOLATE FONDUE 
served with :: bananas, apples, pretzel rods, strawberries, marshmallows, pound cake, cheesecake

* i go by texture and how soupy or thick i would like it to be, so amounts may vary slightly

1/2 a stick of butter
bag of chocolate chips
4oz (can) condensed milk
confectioner sugar (less soupy)
milk (more soupy)

melt butter in large sauce pan.
add can of condensed milk.
slowly add chocolate chips mixing well the whole time (i whisk the whole time)
* if the mix is too soupy then i add some confectioner sugar to thicken for the right consistence.
* if it's not soupy and stiff i slowly add more condensed milk or regular milk
transfer to fondue pot and serve!



4 comments:

  1. Love love love! We're doing this tonight! And I scored a sweet fondue book at Turnstyles. Love it.

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  2. Yummy! We usually do hot oil fondue at new years eve, and then chocolate fondue for dessert. I've never had cheese fondue, but I've always wanted to make it. I think I'll try and switch it up this year.

    I also add a mars bar to the chocolate fondue. I need to have a fondue party now :)

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  3. ahh.... that looks so amazing :D I love fondues! yum yum ;)
    -charlotte

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  4. The cheese recipe sounds awesome, I need to try this! I can't think of anything more awesome than melted cheese followed by melted chocolate!

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