Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mediterranean Fondue and Chocolate Baileys Fondue

I am so mad that I didn't have Jeffrey take a picture of us girlie's during our Fondue Night! We had so much fun chatting that we didn't even turn on our movie. Love, love, love girl chat with Megan and Emily!

I was making up the recipe for this fondue as I went along. A few years ago, I went to Simply Fondue in Fort Worth and had their Mediterranean Fondue. It was so good that I continue to think about it to this day. I went to their online menu and it listed a few of the ingredients that was in it, so I created it from there.

Mediterranean Fondue
1 Tb vegetable oil
2 Garlic Cloves
1 can or bottle of beer
12 oz White Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 Tb cornstarch
2 Tb chopped Sundried Tomatoes
2 Tb feta cheese
Salt is pictured, but not needed as the cheese is already salty

Grate the cheese
Stir corn starch into grated cheese.
Heat oil in a sauce pan and cook garlic until toasted.
Pour beer into pan and let simmer for 2 mins.

Add one handful of cheese at a time to the pot. Stirring until melted before adding another.
Once all the cheddar cheese has been added, stir in sundried tomato pesto. If your fondue is too thick you may want to stir in a little milk to thin it out.
Stir in sundried tomatoes and feta cheese and remove from heat.
Transfer into a fondue dish and keep warm.

Chocolate fondue is a lot easier than cheese fondue!
Baileys Chocolate Fondue
1/4 cup of Baileys Irish Cream (I bought the off brand from Trader Joes, it tastes yummy)
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 bars of chocolate (you can do dark or milk, whichever you like best, just make sure you by quality chocolate or else it will separate)

Pour all ingredients into a pan and stir on low heat until chocolate is melted.
Here was our table of goodies. We had chicken, pasta, mushrooms, bread, apples, pears, bananas, strawberries, marshmallows and graham crackers for dipping.
Emily was so sweet and brought some beautiful pink tulips. The best part was I got to use my Waterford vase for the first time!

Again, I am so sad we didn't get a picture together, next time girls!! We will have many more girls nights to come!


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Another great thing to dip in the chocolate is…chocolate. I chunk up some chocolate, then dip it in the chocolate, and finally, when done dipping, roll it in shaved chocolate.

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Thank you for sharing his wonderful recipe! I love fondue my family has fondue all the time in the summer! We put bananas strawberry a and marshmallows with it! My personal favorite is putting bananas in it because it’s so delicious!!