Monday, November 16, 2009

Fondue Night

I've wanted to do this for a while. My sister lives in Switzerland and when we went to visit few years back I fell in love with fondue... Few days back we decided to get together for a fondue night in my house. I've made cheese and vegetable fondue as well as a chocolate version. It was so much fun!!! I will post some pictures and recipes for both fondues.

Veggie-Cheese Fondue:

* 1/4 cup milk
* 1/4 cup white wine
* 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
* 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese
* 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
* 1/4 cup chopped green onions
* 1/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
* 1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
* 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
* 1 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix together milk, white wine, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese and cream cheese. Cook, stirring frequently, until melted, about 10 minutes.
2. Stir in green onions, spinach, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and black pepper. Continue cooking until all ingredients are well blended, about 10 minutes.
3. Transfer mixture to a double boiler or fondue pot to keep warm while serving.

Chocolate Fondue:

16 ounces semi sweet chocolate, grated
16 ounces bittersweet chocolate grated
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/3 cup hot water

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the chocolate with the heavy cream. Mix in the instant coffee, vanilla extract, sugar, and hot water. Continue to heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture is smooth.


  1. Delish! We are having fondue tomorrow for my nephew's birthday! And, I sure how his present arrives in time in the mail!

  2. Your fondue pots are a far cry from the ones I had in the 70's. I loved fondue parties. We used to set out a variety, including my favorite: beef with various dips. We filled the fondue pot with oil, set out cubed raw beef,chicken, and cleaned shrimp and had lots of interesting dips. You speared your protein, cooked it, then dipped. For dessert, there was always chocolate fondue with a variety of cut up fruit and cakes. Thanks for bringing back great memories. Wish I hadn't sold off my pots at a garage sale.

  3. I'm glad to see that fondue is still being served; it had huge popularity and then all of a sudden fell out of favor. This food and suave and sophisticated, gets people together and talking. Really, how can you not gather over a gorgeous pot of chocolate or cheese, eat, be happy, and talk with your neighbor is sharing the same experience!

  4. Nie ma nic lepszego od dobrego / dobrej 'fondue' :) Z tego miedzy innymi powodu bardzo dobrze mi w Szwajcarii ;)

    Sylwio, jeko ze lepiej pozno niz wcale ;) to dopiero dzis 'oficjalnie' podziekowalam Ci na moim blogu za tamto wyroznienie. I jesli masz ochote, to zapraszam do udzialu w malym konkursie ;)

    Pozdrawiam serdecznie!