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

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!


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!!!