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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cheese and Guinness Fondue

Prayer meeting is tonight and we always share a meal afterwards. Since this is the closest to St. Patrick's Day that we will be eating together, the theme is Irish fare. I am not sure of the entire menu but we are gathering at my dear friend Carol's house and she is making Reubens. Kim, my other dear friend, is making her Chocolate Stout Cake and I am making Cheese and Guinness Fondue. It is a new recipe but I "taste-tested" it and it makes the grade so I am sharing it with you. Actually, I think it is really good!

1 1/4 cups stout, such as Guinness
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 lb. "melting" cheese (I used Cheddar), grated or finely diced
salt and pepper
assorted veggies for dipping

Heat the stout and lemon juice gently in a heavy pan, until it is just reaching boiling. In a medium bowl, mix the cornstarch and cheese. Add to the pan gradually, over a gentle heat, stirring until the cheese has melted. Season to taste and cook gently until the fondue thickens. Transfer to a fondue pot or a small slow cooker for serving.


Kim from Hiraeth said...

This was really, really good!

I think it would also be good with some crusty bread for dipping.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I just sent this to my niece, Katie. She's taking it to a St. Patrick's Day party tomorrow night!

Dorothy said...

I am so glad someone else will be enjoying it!