This microwave fondue recipe could not be easier. And really, it's very delicious! If it were possible to dim the lights and put candles in the middle of every table in the dining hall, there really would be no difference between microwaved cheese fondue made in the dining hall and overpriced cheese fondue in some oh-so-fancy restaurant.
1/4 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup apple juice
2 slices cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder
a pinch of garlic powder (optional)
a few dashes of black pepper
Microwaved veggies for dipping (recipe follows)
Multigrain bread, cut into strips for dipping
Microwave apple juice in a bowl just until it boils (45 seconds to 1 minute). Stir in the cheeses and powders and microwave on high at 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, just until everything is melted. Add black pepper to taste, and enjoy with microwaved veggies and multigrain bread. (Broccoli, mushrooms, and red bell peppers work well).
Makes enough for 1 serving
5 broccoli florets
1/4 cup red bell pepper slices
5 onion rings
Place all veggies in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of water. Microwave in a bowl on high for 1 minute 30 seconds until just tender.
--Connie and Annie Wu for Small Kitchen College
Connie and Annie are sisters and bloggers making the most of dining hall fare at the Ratty, Brown University's dining hall. They blog at Ratty Gourmet.
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