This easy, indulgent cheddar and Gruyère fondue has a splash of white wine and kirsch for a super simple treat to share with friends
- 125ml white wine
- 450g Gruyère, grated
- 450g cheddar, grated
- 50ml kirsch
- 1 heaped tsp cornflour
- small baguette, torn into chunks, to serve
MethodWhen all the cheese has melted, add the kirsch, followed by the cornflour, stirring until completely smooth.
- Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in a large roasting tin in the oven. Cut any larger potatoes in half. Cover the potatoes in cold salted water, bring up to the boil and cook for 2 mins. Drain and steam-dry in a colander for 5 mins, then shake to ruffle up the outsides.
- Remove the roasting tin – be really careful as the oil will be hot. Tip in the potatoes and garlic (if using), and use a spoon to turn them so they are all coated in the oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, and roast for 1 hr 45 mins, turning every 30 mins or so, until really crisp and golden.
- Tip the lemons, sugar and half the water into a food processor and blend until the lemon is finely chopped.
- Pour the mixture into a sieve over a bowl, then press through as much juice as you can. Top up with the remaining water and serve with plain ice or frozen with slices of lemon and lime.
- 1kg apricot, halved and stoned
- 1 large orange, grated zest and juice
- 85g golden caster sugar
- 2 x 250g tubs mascarpone
- 500g tub vanilla custard
- 140g amaretti biscuit
- about 50g/2oz grated dark chocolate
- Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Tip the apricots into a roasting tin, toss with the orange zest, juice and sugar and roast for 15-20 mins until soft. Remove the skins if you like. Tip into a bowl to cool.
- Whisk the mascarpone and custard together until completely blended.
- Tip the biscuits into a large glass bowl, then top with the apricots and custard. Scatter generously with the grated chocolate, then cover and chill until ready to serve.