Friday, November 11, 2005


I am dipped

Well last night was a lot of fun. And the food was great. Thank you all so much for joining me in a super yummy meal. I can't wait to see everyone in December.

Green Fondue with Fresh Herbs
1 small clove garlic
1 C med-dry white wine
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/4 lbs Gouda or Edam cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp potato flour or cornstarch (cornflour)
1/4 C chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
2 tsp tarragon (I didn't use this since I didn't have it)
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
1 Tbsp gin

Rub a medium, heavy saucepan with garlic clove. Add wine and bring just to a boil. Add lemon juice and immediately lower heat to medium-low. Toss cheese with potato flour or corn starch, then add to the pot by the handful, stirring with each addition until just melted. Add herbs, seasonings, and gin. Cook for 2-3 minutes then transfer to a warmed fondue pot. Serve with bread, vegetables, and meals alongside.

Had a great time last night! I think the first supper club meeting was a BIG success! Ashley, thanks for hostesssing and for the great food. It was nice to meet everyone! Looking forward to next month.

Chocolate Fondue Recipe

24 ounces milk or dark chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1-2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1-2 tablespoons vanilla

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate with heavy cream. Mix in coffee, vanilla, and sugar. Stir frequently. Transfer to fondue pot. Serve with sliced bananas, strawberries, pineapple, and pound cake.
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