1 large clove garlic, peeled and halved
4 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
3 tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup dry white wine
1 loaf crusty French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
Fresh vegetables like grape tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower florets
Rub the bottom and inside of the fondue pot with garlic halves to add flavor. In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded cheese, flour and pepper. Mix so the flour coats the cheese and set aside. Heat the fondue pot to medium heat. Add wine, heat until warm; do not boil. Add the cheese, one handful at a time, stirring until cheese melts and the mixture is a light creamy sauce. Adjust the heat to keep warm but not too hot. Dip cubes of bread and veggies into the hot cheese sauce.
I LOVE fondue. My grandmother Mimi and her husband Homer had a big fondue party during the holidays every year. Now my family does too. What fun! Come on, do fondue!