Who doesn’t adore fondue? There are some restaurants solely devoted to serving this luxurious preparation of food. From cheese, to meat, to chocolate, fondue is one of those special-occasion delicacies. Even though we prepared this Spicy Pepper Jack Cheese Fondue for Lauren’s birthday, we’d like to think that if it was healthier, we wouldn’t need a special occasion to make it. But let’s be honest, this cheesey pot of love has to involve some stickin’ on the hips, so maybe we will keep with the “special occasion” criteria. Regardless, you MUST TRY THIS!
A simple fondue makes for a happy tummy. These are all the ingredients you will need!
Flour and shredded cheese, combined. The next step is….
The melting! Its easiest to melt cheese in thirds, adding the wine and pepper in halfway through.
A nice, even consistency is what you are looking for. This double boiler action is the key to fondue success!
Fresh baked bread (from the store, or from your oven) is always a great fondue dipper, as well as a variety of crunchy veggies.
1 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 Tbsp flour
1/2 cup dry white wine
dash of pepper
stuff for dipping! (veggies or bread, they both work great)
1. Coat shredded cheese with flour
2. Add 2-3 inches of water in a medium sauce pan, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, place a large metal bowl in the boiling water, to create a Double Boiler (check out that link for a great “how to” on double boilers from the Baking Bites blog).
3. Turn down the heat to medium (so the water isn’t boiling like crazy out of the saucepan) and add 1/3 of the floured cheese into the metal bowl, and whisk. When the cheesy contents are melted, add 1/3 more of the cheese along with some pepper and the wine. Whisk until combined, then add the remaining cheese.
4. Transfer into a fondue pot and turned on the low-heat setting (so the cheese doesn’t burn).
5. Cube up a loaf of french bread, or arrange a variety of veggies (raw or blanched) and use these to dig into that cheesy fondue dip.
6. Enjoy. Fondue is so delicious, how could you not?
From the Little Yellow Kitchen