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Authentic Swiss Fondue

Categories: Cooking with Kids, Kid-friendly, Party Snacks, Quick to fix, Snacks, Valentine's Day
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

"Fondue" means melted in French, and there never was a more luscious way to serve melted cheese

Prep Time: 15M

Cooking Time: 10M

Serves: makes 4 servings


  • 1 large garlic clove, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 7oz ( 200g) shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 7oz ( 200g) shredded Emmental cheese
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp kirsch or brandy
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large day-old baguette, cut into bite-sized pieces
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  1. Rub the cut side of the garlic clove inside the fondue pot and discard the garlic. Add the wine and lemon juice to the pot and bring it to a boil on the stove over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low. Toss the Gruyère and Emmental cheeses in a bowl with the cornstarch. One handful at a time, stir the cheeses into the wine, mixing until the cheeses melt before adding more.
  2. Cook, stirring constantly, until the fondue just comes to a simmer. Stir in the kirsch, and season with pepper.
  3. If the fondue is too thin, add more cheese or stir in cornstarch dissolved in wine. If too thick, stir in a little warmed white wine.
  4. To serve, transfer the pot to its stand on the table. Spear the bread cubes onto fondue forks and dunk into the cheese.
  • fondue set

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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