Thursday, April 24, 2008

Brie Cheese Fondue

Like the last 2 years, my 3rd Valentine's day in Poland turned out to be filled with classes and exams so JLo always plans something at home. Last year was a home-cooked dinner surprise with candles, balloons, and..... Jay Chou music! Hahaha, he knows how happy Jay Chou songs like "浪漫手機" "園遊會" make me all lovey dovey with rainbows and butterflies inside so he majorly compromised and played it for 2 hours straight w/out complaining. [:D that's my boy!] For Valentine's this year, JLo planned a chocolate fondue surprise XD. He got me a cute heart shaped fondue set and filled it up with....... Nutella. Hahaha, okay i know what you're thinking, "...NUTELLA?! what the f......reak?!" But hey, i was impressed that 他竟然想得到! Normal guys would've just gave up on the fondue idea and did something else... or at least i would if i was a guy. But anyways, I thought 他這個偷懶還蠻好笑的. That nutella fondue was freakin' awesome, especially for a girl's once-a-month craving. Well after that i have just been anticipating the day when i can finally use my fondue set again and make cheese fondue. But it took me 3 and a half months to finally convince JLo to let me do it. Every time i mention Cheese Fondue he'd give me the 你不夠肥嗎 face, smile and say, "okay. ill watch you eat it". GRRRRRRRR....... 討厭! 哪有人送東西不讓人家用的啊?? sighhhh, i didn't give up my nagging and today, on April 23rd 2008...... i finally did it... i convinced JLo and made Brie Cheese Fondue!

Brie Cheese Fondue
adapted from "Matty's Brie Cheese Fondue" at allrecipes.com
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 250g of Brie cheese, rind removed and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg (i left this out)
  • 2 tablespoons spring onions, chopped
  • salt and white pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rub the garlic all over a cooking pot and your fondue pot, leaving the crushed pieces in the bottom.
  2. Add the white wine to the pot and heat over medium-low heat.
  3. Toss the cheese cubes in cornstarch to coat.
  4. When the wine is hot, add the cheese.
  5. Stir slowly with a wooden spoon at first and then use a whisk.
  6. Stir constantly to keep it from scorching on the bottom of the pot.
  7. When the cheese has melted, add the spring onions and remove it from the heat,
  8. Grate in a little nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. The fondue should be smooth and coat a wooden spoon.
  10. If it seems to runny, add more cheese.
    If it is too thick, add a splash more wine --sparingly.
  11. Pour the cheese into your fondue pot and keep fondue warm over low heat.
  12. Serve with: french bread, potatoes, broccoli, sausages... or anything you like.

The wine tasted pretty strong in our fondue... i thought it made it a little...alcoholic-y bitter. I don't know, maybe it's just me cuz JLo turned out to actually LIKE it. I was surprised.... hahahahaha. But I think I'd try replacing the wine w/ something else next time just cuz I'm not a alcoholic-y/wine person. So now i have like a full bottle of white wine left... need to think of something to make and use it up. anyways, picture time!

Things you'll need:

Cheapest white wine i could find. Brie cheese. Fondue set.

Brie Cheese Fondue

2 comments:

  1. Woah! That looks yummy!!! :O How can you not gain any weight by eating THOSE? grr!! I didnt know you had a blog on blogger :P Let me bookmark it for future recipe reference!

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  2. Hahaha... i abandoned my blogger last year but we reconciled a month ago. Yay for using blogger! So much easier to use!

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