Porcini Fondue With Ham And Ciabatta

Servings: 6 servings


Ingredients


Directions

Place 1 cup hot water in small bowl; add dried porcini. Let stand until mushrooms are soft, about 25 minutes. Remove mushrooms from water with slotted spoon; finely chop. Transfer soaking liquid to large skillet, leaving sediment behind. Add garlic and chopped mushrooms. Simmer over medium heat until almost all liquid is absorbed, about 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place fondue pot onto stand; light candle or Sterno. Mix 1 tablespoon wine and cornstarch in small bowl. Bring remaining 1 1/4 cups wine to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cheeses by small handfuls, stirring until melted. Add cornstarch mixture. Bring to simmer. Stir until fondue thickens slightly and begins to bubble, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with pepper. Pour fondue into prepared pot. Swirl in porcini mushrooms. Serve with ciabatta and ham for dipping. This recipe yields 6 servings.