Easy Valentine’s Day Recipes from Dorsey Culinary Academy

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be looking for an easy and romantic meal to prepare for yourself and that special someone in your life (or heck, maybe just a nice dinner for yourself – that’s okay too!).  Our team here at Dorsey Culinary Academy has you covered! Today we bring you two recipes from our very own Chef Matt Schellig, Associate Director of the Culinary Arts program at the Waterford-Pontiac campus.  Chef Schellig shares with us two of his favorite fondue recipes – a cheese fondue as well as a chocolate fondue.

Easy Valentine’s Day Recipes

So, if you’re looking for an easy meal to prepare for Valentine’s Day (or any other occasion for that matter) consider checking out these recipes below!

1. Fonduta Taleggio Recipe

Easy Valentines Day Recipe

Also known as the Best Cheese Fondue EVER according to Chef Schellig!

Yield:  3 Cups

Ingredients:

  1. 8 Ounces of Taleggio Cheese (or any other good melting cheese such as Fontina, Swiss, or Muenster)
  2. 4 Ounces of Egg Yolks
  3. 12 Ounces of Heavy Cream (at least 36%-40% fat)
  4. 2 Teaspoons of White Truffle Oil

Directions:

  1. Clean off rind of cheese if it has one like a Brie or Tellagio would.
  2. Heat cream just before it rises and boils
  3. Cut heat down to medium low
  4. Add half the cheese mix until it melts
  5. Add second half of cheese
  6. Season with truffle oil and salt while whisking in the second half of the cheese.
  7. Add about quarter of the cream and cheese mixture to the eggs then wisk until fully incorporated
  8. Repeat until all the cream is added to the eggs, but do this quickly
  9. Put in the fondue pot and serve.
  10. Put in an ice bath and continue to whisk until the bottom of the batch is cool
  11. Pan will no longer be hot to touch when done, will hold for a week in the fridge.

2. Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Easy Valentines Day Recipe

Yield:  4 Cups

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Pound of Chocolate Chips
  2. ½ Pound Butter cut into ½ inch size dices
  3. 1 Cup of Heavy Cream

Directions:

  1. Put chocolate and butter in a large stainless steel bowl.
  2. Quickly scald cream in a pan.
  3. Add cream to chocolate and mix with a spatula until completely incorporated. This will take a couple of minutes.
  4. Then Dunk everything you like with chocolate in this mixture and live in heaven for the night.

Chef Schellig’s parting thoughts… “PS:  Don’t tell your doctor!”

Popular Fondue Accompaniments

Suggested Accompaniments for your Cheese Fondue:

  • Breadsticks
  • Cubed Bread
  • Potato Wedges (steamed)
  • Bell Pepper Strips
  • Blanched Broccoli and Cauliflower
  • Slices of Prosciutto
  • Peeled Boiled Shrimp
  • Whole Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
  • Pitted Olives (Green or Black)
  • Cubed or Sliced Meat such as Chicken, Steak, or other Cured Meat
  • Polenta Cubes
  • Mushrooms

Suggested Accompaniments for your Chocolate Fondue:

  • Poundcake or Angel Food Cake Cubes
  • Shortbread Cookies
  • Marshmallows
  • Fresh Fruit, such as Strawberries, Melons, Pears, Pineapples, Apples, and Oranges
  • Candied Ginger
  • Dried Fruit
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Rice Crispy Treats
  • Biscotti
  • Macaroons
  • Caramels
  • Mini Cream Puffs
  • Mini Eclairs
  • Cheesecake Cubes or Bites
  • Brownie Cubes or Bites
  • Donut Holes

About the Culinary Arts Program at Dorsey Schools

Do you enjoy cooking for your loved ones?  Do you find food to be your passion?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, you may want to consider taking your love of crafting culinary masterpieces and turning it into a new career.  Dorsey Schools can help you get on your way with our Culinary Arts program.  The Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts program is designed to be completed in one year and it offers a balanced approach to instruction both in a classroom setting as well as in the kitchens on campus.  The Culinary Arts program at Dorsey covers an array of topics to provide students with a well-rounded learning experience geared towards preparing them to pursue entry-level job opportunities in the culinary industry upon graduation.  The Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts program is programmatically accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission.

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