The other day Paul told me that he had never eaten fondue before and of course, I immediately knew that this needed to be rectified! Although I have a go-to cashew-based vegan cheese fondue/sauce recipe that I use fairly regularly, I decided to have a go at making a fondue without any nuts in. Here's what I came up with, and I have to say I'm pretty pleased with it if I do say so myself!
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 1 cup / 240ml white wine
- 200g vegan cheese, cut into cubes (I used smoked Sheese, which you can buy in Tesco and some other large supermarkets as part of their own brand free-from range as well as in health food shops)
- 2 tsp light tahini
- 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cornflour, blended with 1 tbsp water to form a paste
- Salt and white pepper to taste
- Cubed bread pieces, for dipping
In a fondue pot over a low-medium heat, heat the white wine until boiling.
Lower the heat and gradually stir in the cubes of vegan cheese to the wine until melted, stirring all the time.
Add the tahini, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, cornflour paste, salt and white pepper to the mix and continue to stir until the consistency is smooth. Don't allow it to boil or the fondue will burn.
Transfer the fondue pot to a stand with heater (I like to use tealight candles for this) and serve the fondue with the cubed bread, using your fondue forks to dip it into the cheese.