As we all know, this is so outdated it’s down there in the land of non-trending dinner dishes with the prawn cocktail and chicken Kiev. Unless you’re being consciously ironic or hosting a theme party, which is actually trendy (go figure).
The fondue sets languishing at the back of cupboards mercilessly betray your age, or that of your (past or present) marriage, having been the (least desired) staple on the wedding gift list. Not even good to use for casseroles as they had no lids.
Not a nice way to treat a peasant dish which scrapes together hard cheese and stale bread and turns it, basically, into deconstructed cheese on toast! So there we have it – not a party dish at all but a bit of comfort food, destined to fill a hole and probably best consumed in solitude. With no witness to those never-ending strings of cheese landing on our chin.
If you want to be lean – and that means less bread, not less cheese – chop up some apples, pears and crudités.
This tastes absolutely fantastic. And so it should – it’s Heston’s recipe from the book ‘Heston Blumenthal at home’.