6.12.2009

fondue please

I wasn't ever a really big fan of fondue, but I am sitting at my desk and realizing that I am craving it. Last Christmas Eve Eve, Jesse and Nick invited us over to their house for fondue and a game of nerts. The fondue was SO good, and ever since then I remember at random times that I want to eat that again.

I should have registered for one of these.. oh well. Maybe I can get one once we move into our new house? This one looks pretty nice.

I also stumbled across this recipe today whilst reading blogs and it sounds awesome. Maybe I'll get lucky and my husband will be more adventurous!

White Wine Fondue

1 bottle of white wine (if its more than 2 people & you can spare 2 bottles for just 2 of you- its better because it evaporates fast)
1 (2 inch) cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp ground coriander
10 black peppercorns, crushed
4 whole cloves
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp celery salt
1/4 tsp garlic salt

Pour wine into a saucepan and season with cinnamon stick, coriander, pepper, cloves, sugar, salt, celery salt, and garlic salt. Let it sit for 1 hour (the longer it sits the better) then bring to a boil. Filter thru a fine sieve or strainer with cheese cloth (or just pour right into the fondue pot). Bring to a boil in fondue pot.

Best cooked with chicken, rabbit or veal.
Veggies: zucchini, summer squash, carrots, Bell peppers, Cauliflower
Cut up and boil some potatoes to then finish cooking in the fondue pot.

And we will of course need a dessert to go along with this... I love Nutella.

Nutella Fondue

2/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Nutella (can be found in the peanut butter asile at the grocery store)
2 or 3 tbsp Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)
1/2 cup very finey chopped hazelnuts or almonds
strawberries
poundcake
rasberries
banana
apple
etc.

In fondue put or saucepan bring heavy cream to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and add in Nutella in 3 to 4 additions, whisking until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in Frangelico
and nuts- if you are not using a fondue pot transfer to a heavy bowl that will retain the heat. Dip away!!!

Doesn't that look so tasty! It's making me very hungry and ready for lunch!

4 comments:

Linnae said...

hah! ok now i'm going to go make myself some lunch!

Jesse Faris said...

You can borrow our fondue pot anytime you'd like--we pretty much only use it on Christmas Eve Eve! ;)

LeslieJerkins said...

yummm please get one esp now that we have a panera in this neck of the woods

Jennifer said...

I have had both these recipes before for fondue and they are amazing!!! MMmmm so good. Hmm I think I might have fondue tonight!!!
-Jen
www.jenloveskev.com