Thursday, September 2, 2010

Romantic Fondue Night at Home

Tonight was our anniversary and I wanted to make a romantic meal at home for us. After being at work all day I was a bit exhausted and the thought of going anywhere that required me to look presentable was out of the question :)
We both enjoy fondue and once you have all of these ingredients the rest is a lot of fun to make together. For those of you who prefer a healthy version of this I would recommend skipping the appetizer and the dessert. The main course is very figure friendly.



Swiss Cheddar Fondue

12 ounces beer
8 ounces swiss cheese, shredded (mild Irish Swiss works best)
4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ c flour
1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ tsp mustard powder
¼ tsp pepper

In a medium sized bowl, mix cheeses with flour. Meanwhile, heat beer in fondue pot until steaming. Add Worcestershire, garlic, mustard and pepper; mix well. Add cheese and stir until melted.
Use chunks of bread, veggies and apples for dipping in cheese mixture.

Recipe courtesty of


Coq Au Vin Fondue (broth)

3 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1/2 cup Burgundy wine
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 green onions, sliced

Heat vegetable stock in fondue pot until it begins to simmer (I cheated and started to heat this on the stove then moved it into the fondue pot to save time). Add all other ingredients, bring to simmer.

Place individual pieces of desired meat or veggies on fondue fork and put in pot until correct temperature has been reached.

I used filet migon, lobster, shrimp, mushrooms, broccoli, and carrots... mmmm so fabulous

Recipe compliments of


Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fondue

12 Oz. dark chocolate, finely chopped
¼ C heavy cream
3 Tbsp raspberry liqueur

Combine the chocolate and cream in the top of a double boiler set over simmering water. Heat until the chocolate is melted, stirring constantly; or combine the chocolate and cream in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted, stirring every 30 to 45 seconds. Be careful not to let the chocolate burn. Pour into a warm fondue pot. Drizzle with the liqueur. Keep fondue warm over low heat.

We Used: Pound cake, brownie bites,  bananas, apples, and marshmallow

Recipe courtesty of this website: Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fondue Recipe

**Please note that even if you do not have a fondue pot you can do all of this on the stove with a medium size pot.**

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