On Thursday when we went to Prangins, the bus stopped at a "Roadside Oasis" for a coffee break. At least, that's what we always called those roadside stops with a few restaurants, some small shops, a restroom and a gas station. Haven't a clue what they are called here. But since it had a McDonald's with a children's Playland, I'm going to go with the American name.
Regardless, it was in an area known for its cheese fondue. So when my landlady bought a package of fondue cheese, I quickly followed suit.
On Saturday morning GLH and I bought a fondue pot.
And this evening we made it for the first time.
It was not without some difficulty...
1. The instructions in the fondue pot box stated that it should be soaked in cold water for two hours before being used the first time. Since we opened the box roughly 10 minutes before we started cooking, that just wasn't going to happen. Have no idea if we will end up poisoned or something. But I suspect not.
2. I am still not accustomed to using metric instead of cups and tablespoons. Therefore, I have no idea what a deciliter is. Or how it compares to a centiliter or a liter or anything else. As a result, I didn't notice that I was measuring the white wine with the wrong measuring cup. Fortunately I thought it read 1/4 dl wine when it actually read 1.4 dl. So it was not as disastrous as it could have been. But I did inadvertently put in twice as much alcohol as I should have done. Since I am such a light-weight, I may be the first person in history to get slightly tipsy solely from cheese fondue.
By the way, we fixed the too-much-alcohol-thing by adding some flour to thicken up the soupy-texture.
But in the end it tasted pretty good, if highly alcoholic. And it can only get better with more practice! Right?
Anyone want to come over and be a guinea pig?