fake fondue

Here’s a fake version of fondue that is cheaper and fewer calories. It’s still full of dairy, fat and bread; but it is reduced slightly, so takes away some of the guilt.

It’s a pretty awesome alternative to the real thing and also stays molten off the heat, so there is no need to purchase a special pot. The other great thing is that if you don’t manage to eat it all then it will make a mean mac & cheese the next day, or a tasty sauce for some bacon wrapped chicken!

Serves 2-4 (as a starter or a main)
• 1 pint milk
• 2 heap tsp spoon corn flour – mixed into a paste with a splash water
• 100g emmental cheese – grated
• 100g of either comte/gruyere/extra mature cheddar (or a good mixture of whatever you have in your fridge) – grated
• 1 tsp English mustard
• Salt and pepper – to taste
• Bread and sliced meats to serve

Gently heat your milk in a saucepan until simmering.
Once steaming, stir in the corn flour paste and continue to stir until the sauce has thickened.
Add the grated cheese and the mustard and stir until melted.
Season with a twist of salt and pepper to taste.
Turn off the heat and place in the middle of a board surrounded but chunks of crusty bread, sliced meats and basically whatever takes your fancy.

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