Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cheese & Chocolate Fondue

This is a really good fondue recipe, which I use as a meal but it may be better as an appetizer for some people. It's really easy, and it only takes about 15 minutes to make. You will need:

1/2 c butter
1/2 c flour
1 t salt
2-3 c milk (warmed)
2-3 c shredded cheese

Melt the butter in a sauce pan. Add flour and salt; whisk until it thickens (this takes about 5 seconds). Add 2 cups milk (I put it in the microwave for about a minute beforehand to speed up the process); whisk until it starts to thicken. Sometimes it thickens too quickly so I add another cup of milk. When it is about the desired consistency, add the cheese and stir until it is melted. I then do a taste test with a little bit of bread to see if it is cheesy enough. If not, I keep adding cheese until it is the flavor that I want. I serve it with french bread, and if you're really ambitious you can make meatballs to go along with it as well.

If you're a chocolate lover (as I am), you can make a chocolate fondue as well. The ingredients for this are:

1 pkg marshmallows
1 c half and half
1 pkg cream cheese
1 pkg milk chocolate chips

Melt the marshmallows with the half and half; make sure they melt completely, or the fondue will be lumpy. Soften the cream cheese and add to marshmallows; let melt. Add the chocolate chips; let melt. Serve with fruit and enjoy!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

ACK! I LOVE LOVE LOVE cheese! (you know this) I am soooo going to try this out!