Who’s in the mood for a Winter fondue?

There is no better time for a fondue than winter – after all, the Swiss have been using them to get through their blistering cold weather for over 400 years. A fondue is a perfect dish to linger over with family or friends during cold winter evenings and as an added benefit – it dirties only one lonesome pot in the making!

Here are some tips for making your own winter fondue:

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  • Take a saucepan or pot and rub the inside with a garlic clove – leave the garlic in the pan or pot for added flavour.
  • Pour in 1 cup of dry white wine and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice – bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Toss in your cheese – about 450g worth. The best melting cheeses to use are gruyere, swiss, emmentaler, cheddar, brie or gouda.
  • can-cats-eat-cheese-mainGradually add the cheese and 2 tablespoons of flour or cornstarch to the pan, stirring until melted before adding more.
  • Discard the garlic and season the fondue mixture with nutmeg and cayenne pepper.
  • Transfer the melted mixture to a fondue pot or a slow cooker set to low.
  • Serve with bread and other dippers. Some ideas for dippers include roasted brussels sprouts, mini meatballs, prosciutto, French fries, mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, chorizo or maybe even boerewors?

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