Re-melting leftover cheese fondue?
I make fondue for Christmas Eve dinner and there's invariably leftovers. It's a favorite of one of my nephews in particular who's always looking to snack on it on Xmas morning, but with all the activity going on, I've never had time to figure out a quick way to remelt it satisfactorily.
Would the microwave work? Double boiler? Will it be OK if it's refrigerated overnight, or would it be better to let it sit at cool room temperature overnight?
We have an electric fondue pot so I reheat it in that on a very low setting, stirring frequently. I would not leave it out overnight, especially after dipping in it!
I would suggest to to use it for something different the next day. At least that is what we do in Switzerland where i am from. Re-melting somehow is always a mess.
For something very simple you could do take slices of bread, put a slice of ham or whatever you like on it, cover it with some fondue (it will be easy to handle after a night in the refrigerator - and yes, put it in there) and then broil it in the oven until there is a nice brown crust on the cheese. You can play with that (put an fried egg on top...etc.)
Thanks, looks like the double boiler it will be. (There's never enough leftover to fill the fondue pot far enough to use it.)
As for leaving it out, it's just basic fondue with cheese and wine, and we rarely dip anything but bread and maybe the occasional apple slice, so food safety isn't worrying me - I was just wondering if refrigerating it would permanently alter the texture...