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Saturday, February 5, 2011

More tasty recipes made with honey, our liquid gold!

As most of you know, I subscribe to the National Honey Board and I received their monthly newsletter with some tasty recipes that I would like to pass on to you!

Rekindling Your Relationship with Fondue
February, 2011
What used to be a thing of the past is now resurfacing as a hot trend. Fondue evokes a sense of specialness, decadence, fun and romance. What could be better than bread, fruit, meat, or anything for that matter, drenched in a delicious, gooey dipping sauce?! If we’re being totally honest, the fondue is definitely the star – the food being dipped is just a vehicle to get the fondue onto your taste buds and into your belly!

This Valentine’s Day, instead of waiting in long lines for reservations and sharing your special day with strangers in a restaurant, why not make warm fondue at home for your honey? These recipes will show you how easy, fun and versatile this delicious dip can be! From sweet to savory, honey adds the perfect flavor note for fondue that will please any palate. Enjoy!
Honey Champagne Fondue
(makes 2 servings)
Honey Champagne Fondue

  • 16 oz. Swiss or Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1-1/4 cups brut (dry) champagne, or sparkling wine
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
Toss cheese with cornstarch and dry mustard to coat; reserve. In a heavy pan or fondue pot, over medium heat, melt butter. Saute shallot and garlic until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add champagne and bring to a boil. Slowly add reserved cheese mixture, a little at a time, stirring constantly, until cheese melts. Stir in honey and lemon juice; stir until smooth and continue to simmer 2-3 minutes more. Season with nutmeg and pepper. Serve immediately; keep warm.

Honey White Chocolate Fondue
(makes 2-1/2 cups)
Honey White Chocolate Fondue

  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup scotch
  • 12 oz. white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla
In a heavy pan or fondue pot, heat cream, honey and scotch over medium heat until bubbles begin to form at edge of pan. Add chocolate and allow to stand 5 minutes. Whisk in vanilla until mixture is smooth. Serve immediately.

Honey Fruit Fondue
(makes 2-1/2 cups)
  • 1 pint dairy sour cream
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple in juice, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint, crushed
  • Assorted fresh fruit
Combine all ingredients except fruit. Serve with fruit. Makes 10 servings.

Honey Chipotle Fondue
(makes 2 cups)
Honey Smoked Salmon

  • 1 lb. Garlic Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup beer, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1-1/3 Tablespoon chipotle in Adobo, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Coarsely chopped cilantro, as needed for garnish
Toss cheese with cornstarch to coat; reserve. Bring beer to a simmer. Slowly add cheese a little at a time, stirring constantly, until cheese melts. Stir in honey and chipotle. Sprinkle each serving with cilantro

Personally, I always enjoyed using the Fondue set because you could talk and laugh and have fun with your family or friends and not worry about the food getting cold. Kids, especially, love to fondue because it awakens the little chef in them. Obviously, they would get the non-alcoholic kind!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Great recipes you have shared. When we were a lot younger, we always spent New Year's Eve with another young couple at their home or ours. We didn't have a lot of money to go out partying and we both had young children. One of us would buy the steaks and the other shrimp. We had a great time playing Scrabble and enjoying a great sauce for dipping our tidbits. Thanks for bringing back this wonderful memory.

Angela said...

I like using honey in recipes when I can. I make cookies with honey, oats, chocolate chips and pecans! Those are the best! You can find the recipe on my blog under the Recipes label if you'd like to make them.

Have a Great Weekend!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I just did a blog swap and I sent my person a fondue pot!
I love honey. About once a year I get a craving and I make a honey cake. So yummY!

Su-Tra said...

Hallo Doris,
das sind ja super leckere Rezepte, ich muß mal das mit Schokolade ausprobieren, jam, jam!!!

LG Su-Tra

Faith said...

White chocolate fondue---STOP!

Hope all is well Doris. Thank you for putting the MEME Monday what is your joy button on. I have fixed my broken Crochet by the Sea, and am back home now. The link for the MEME goes to the now closed up blog...

Have a blessing abundance today..

Karin said...

Yummy! I'll be over shortly!! Don't have a fondue set, but maybe I can improvise! LOVE honey and have a little every day!

Ann said...

those sound pretty good. I've never made fondue but my daughter just recently purchased a fondue pot

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Doris! I used to have a fondue set, loved it, and somehow, from one house to another probably, lost it. I'd love to get another, because I think the cheese fondues, and chocolate fondues are the best! Wish I could try these honey ones now! They sound good!... Have a great weekend! ~tina

Chatty Crone said...

When I got married in 1974 we got 6 crock pots and 5 fondue pots. Wish I had some of them now. If you go to the Melting Pot it costs $$$$$.

It looks yummy!


Ginny said...

This coral reef information is extremly interesting!!! And such beautiful pictures!!! Are you going to crochet a coral reef?? Man is totally ruining the earth, sea and sky. The honey recipes look so good. My two favorite honeys are Acacia and Orange Blossom.

sprinkles said...

OMG, that honey white chocolate fondue sounds delectable!!!

Clara said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes. That is a very good idea for anytime.