For the fondue
- 2 tbsp cider vinegar
- 1 tsp cornflour
- 250g cheddar, grated
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- 250g gruyère, grated
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- 3 tbsp crème fraîche
Suggestions for dipping
- 4 thick slices bread, such as sourdough, chopped into chunks
- 2 tbsp olive oil
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- 2 carrots, cut into batons
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- 2 peppers, deseeded and cut into strips
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- 2 celery sticks, thickly sliced
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- 200g pack mini salami or 1 thin salami cut into bite-size chunks
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Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix the vinegar with the cornflour and place in a heatproof bowl with the cheeses. Set over a pan of boiling water. Slowly melt the cheese, stirring occasionally. When it’s nearly melted, add the crème fraîche and a little black pepper, if you like. Lower the heat and keep warm.
To make croutons, toss the bread in the oil and a little seasoning on a baking sheet, then bake for 10-15 mins until golden and crisp.
To serve, put the cheese fondue on a large platter and arrange the croutons, veg and salamis alongside it.