Wine and Cheese on Valentine's Day Night in with the Girls - simple interactive 15 minute meal
11 Feb 2013 |
Cheese fondue is as interactive to prepare as it is to eat. Open a couple bottles of lovely white wine, put aside half a pint, pour everyone a glass before assigning each of your friends to a particular job.
1. Garlic friend:
One friend halves one clove of garlic and rubs the inside of the fondue pot. Heat the pot.
2. Liquid friend:
Take half a pint of white wine and a teaspoon of lemon juice and pour into the pot until boiling. At this point lower the heat.
3. Cheese friend:
This friend needs to grate 225g emmental cheese and 225g gruyère cheese.
4. Cornflour and Kirsch friend:
Blend one tablespoon of kirsch or water with one tablespoon of cornflour
5. Stirring friend:
Slowly add the cheese to the hot wine so it melts without boiling. Add the Kirsch/Water/Cornflour mixture. When it's smooth it's ready!
Dip a cube of crusty bread into the hot cheese. Tip: Shadow your cube with another piece of bread like a plate to prevent drips / save cheese! Balance out the cheese with grapes and apples.
Recipe borrowed from the BBC Good Food Guide