Baked Cheese Fondue
|Soft bread cubes||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Melted butter/Margarine||1 Tablespoon|
|Poppy seed||1 Teaspoon|
|Milk||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Sharp cheddar cheese||12 Ounce, shredded|
|Grated onion||3 Tablespoon|
|Dry mustard||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Egg yolks||4 , well beaten|
Lightly toss 1 cup of the bread cubes with the melted butter and poppy seed.
Scald milk and pour into a large bowl.
Mix in Tabasco.
Add remaining bread cubes, the shredded cheese, onion, and a mixture of salt, pepper, dry mustard, and paprika.
Mix lightly but thoroughly until cheese is melted.
Add beaten egg yolks gradually, stirring constantly.
Beat egg whites until stiff, not dry, peaks are formed.
Gently fold with cheese mixture.
Turn into a lightly buttered 2-quart casserole.
Top with poppy seed-coated bread cubes.
Set casserole in a pan in a 325Â°F oven.
Pour boiling water into pan to a depth of 1 inch.
Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean.