Monday, 9 January 2012

Meat Free Monday: Wild Mushroom Fondue

This was actually our New Year's Eve dinner. A delectable pot of melted cheese and porcini, scooped up with cubes of crusty sourdough bread.

I've posted before about trying to replicate the mushroom fondue we had in Geneva once, but I think this time I captured a bit more of the wild mushroom flavour. In the initial phase of infusing the garlic into the white wine, I added a good handful of dried, sliced porcini mushrooms. These soaked up the wine, but gave the whole pot the earthy, woodsy aroma I was looking for. In the final thickening of cornflour, I used a bit of kirschwasser to slake it, and finished the pot with a little grated nutmeg and black pepper.

I liked finishing last year as I mean to go on with this year - delicious, simple food.


10 comments:

Beth Sachs said...

Wow - this looks so comforting. Perfect for this time of year

Joanne said...

Would it be wrong of me to just drink that bowl? Looks amazing!

Foodycat said...

Beth - thanks!

Jo - you could, but it is so much better with big chunks of bread dunked in!

Mary said...

Thus looks like a wonderful dish to greet the New Year. It looks amazing and I'm sure it is delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

C said...

Oh yum! Cheese and mushrooms will always get my vote. I like the sentiment of going out of one year with how you intend to continue the next! I look forward to sharing it vicariously!

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Wowie! This sounds and looks fabulous! What a fun treat for a party!

~~louise~~ said...

I love the thought you put into bringing out the flavors in your Wild Mushroom Fondue, Foodycat. It looks heavenly and I would agree, dunking sounds like the way to go!

Thank you so much for sharing...

Gourmet Chick said...

Melted cheese and mushrooms sounds like some sort of heaven to me!

Foodycat said...

Mary - fondue is one of my favourite, occasional treats!

C - I look forward to having you along for the ride!

Cafe Sucre - when I was growing up, it was what we had for most family celebrations. Although without the mushrooms.

Louise - not for the sharephobic though.

Cara - it's a blissful combination!

Deb in Hawaii said...

This looks amazingly decadent and like the perfect dinner with plenty of crusty bread. ;-)

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