Classic Swiss Fondue

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Ingredients:

1 clove garlic, halved

I cup (8 fl oz) (250 ml) dry white wine

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 cups (8 oz) (250 g) grated Gruyere cheese

2 cups (8 oz) (250 g) grated Emmental cheese

2 tsp cornflour

2 tbsp kirsch

Pinch of white pepper

Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

Cubes of French bread, to serve

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Method:

  1. Rub the inside of the fondue pot with cut clove of garlic.
  1. Pour in wine and lemon juice and heat gently until bubbling. Reduce the heat to low and gradually stir in grated cheeses with a wooden spoon, then continue to heat until cheeses melt, stirring frequently.
  1. In a small bowl, blend cornflour smoothly with kirsch, then stir into cheese mixture and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes until mixture is thick and smooth, stirring frequently. Do not allow fondue to boil. Season with pepper and nutmeg. Serve with cubes of French bread.

 

Serves 4

From the Book of Fondues

 

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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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