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How to make a cheese fondue:
Member Name: kenigma
Date: 12/03/01, updated on 12/03/01 (2317 review reads)
Advantages: Great meal
Ok..well first of all you'll need to either go out and buy one of those fairly cheap kits which includes a burner, a "cauldron" and some fondue forks, or put some kind of contraption together to do the same job. I'd opt for the kit.
Once you've got that, then comes the fun bit - cooking it.
To serve 3-6:
What you want to get by way of ingredients are the following:
Two or Three loaves of French Bread
Three Quarters of a pound of Emmenthal
Three Quarters of a pound of Gruyere
Two Tablespoons of Flower
Half a lemon
1 clove of garlic (the small segment not the big thing)
2-4 tablespoons of Kirsch (Cherry brandy)
1 bottle of white wine (not sweet but not too dry. A Chardonnay is good)
Grate all the cheese up together (you can use a cheese grate or a blender which can chop. The cheese needs to be in small bits so it melts quickly.
Cut the french bread into cubes that can be easily put onto the end of the fondue forks and dipped into the cheese - make sure they've got some crust on them or they'll just drop off into the fondue.
Pour the bottle of wine into the cooking pan that you got with your kit and bring it to a bubbling boil. Crush the garlic clove into the wine.
Add the flour to the cheese and mix it in.
Add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice to the wine and then start adding the cheese handful by handful, stirring it in and allowing it to melt before adding the next handful.
Once all the cheese has been added, then put in two to four tablespoons of Kirsch and then serve the fondue.
Nice and quick to do - the main time-consuming bit is the bread cutting.