I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays!
Sadly, most of my family was sick during the break, so I have very few pictures and details to share.
I do have a recipe for you:
New Year's Eve Beer Cheese Fondue
Now, neither my husband nor I drink.
So I had to play around with this to find a good beer to use.
I've found Guiness or Buddington's Pub Ale work best.
And seeing how I was feeling like death:
My hubby stepped in to help with cooking.
I took pictures, and not so great ones, so bare with me.
All you really need for this:
Beer (A dark lager)
Stuff to dip-our favorites: green apples, artisan breads, veggies.
1/4 lb Jarlsberg & 1/2 lb medium cheddar to 1/2 bottle of beer.
You can do very small cubes or grated cheese.
Set your pot at its lowest setting, not warm, you may need to float between 200-250.
If the cheese gets too hot, it will get greasy.
Too cold, and it will get rubbery.
So pay close attention.
Start by adding only half your bottle of beer to hot pot.
Allow it to boil just for a moment.
Start adding cheese, a little at a time, while stirring constantly.
Continue stirring until it smooths out and becomes a creamy texture.
Serve and eat right away!
Making smaller batches works best to keep the consistancy going.
When it begins to run low, start over with the second half of beer and more cheese!