Champagne Brie Fondue
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons Kirsch
- 16 ounces (about 2 small wheels) brie cheese, chilled
- 1 garlic clove, halved
- 1 cup dry Champagne
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 baguette loaf, cut into cubes, with each cube having some crust
Create a slurry with the cornstarch and Kirsch and set aside briefly. Cut the chilled brie into small pieces.
Rub inside of a saucepan with the garlic clove. Over medium heat bring Champagne and lemon juice to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to low and stir in the brie. Blend the cornstarch/Kirsch slurry into the cheese pot and stir for a couple of minutes until the mixture is smooth and thick. Transfer to a fondue pot over a flame and season with white pepper. Serve with bread cubes on fondue forks.
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