For the love of Food :)

Be My Cheesy Valentine

Let’s face it Valentines Day is Cheesy! All the love heart chocolates, red roses and stuffed teddy bears along with cringe worthy cards and one liners are enough to make a grown man cry. Now don’t get me wrong I’m not paying out Valentines Day, okay maybe I am but rather than rolling your eyes this year why not embrace the cheesiness that is Valentines Day and re-create my Cheese Fondue! This is great whether your having a get together with all your single friends, still in the honeymoon stage of your relationship or trying to reignite that spark. Come and join me in making Valentines Day just that little more cheesy!

Ingredients:

  • 400g of Swiss Cheese, grated
  • 400g of Gruyere Cheese, grated
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 Tbs of corn flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups of riesling, or your favourite fruity white wine
  • 1/3 Cup of brandy
  • 1 Tbs of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 Tsp of mustard powder, you can substitute for spreadable mustard

Method:

1) Place the brandy and cornflour in a medium sized bowl, and stir until smooth. In a separate bowl tumble in both cheeses and toss to combine.
2) Mix the wine, and lemon juice in a heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Add the cornflour mixture along with your garlic clove and cook, until the mixture boils and thickens, making sure that you are constantly stirring.
3) Next reduce heat to medium-low and add a large handful of the cheese mixture. Using a wooden spoon stir constantly until the cheese melts. Repeat with handfuls at a time of the remaining cheese, stirring constantly after each addition, until the cheese melts and the mixture is combined. Remove the garlic clove and stir in nutmeg.
4) Transfer cheese fondue into the fondue pot, if you don’t have a fondue pot transfer the cheese to a beautiful bowl. Serve with the accompaniments such as sliced baguette, shaving of radish, wedges of radicchio, sliced granny smith apples, chorizo or any of your other favourite dippers.

Remember the secret to the perfect dish is to cook with love (and a little va va voom) xx

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