Thursday, July 8, 2010

Creamy Cheese Dip

The Players

• 1 egg yolk
• 1 Tbsp. arrowroot powder
• 1 Tbsp. milk
• 1 C. cream
• 1 C. milk
• 8 oz. grated cheddar cheese
• 4 oz. cream cheese (optional)
• 14oz. can diced rotel, drained
• salt & chipotle chili powder to taste

The How-To

First, create the thickener that will bind the cheese together and keep it from turning into a nasty, oily mess when it melts. Mix egg yolk, arrowroot powder, and 1Tbsp. milk until smooth.

Next, pour cream and milk into a saucepan and warm over medium heat. Gently stir in the thickener and continue stirring until the cream starts to thicken.

Once your sauce begins to thicken, add in the grated cheddar cheese and small spoonfuls of the cream cheese. Lower heat to medium low, continue stirring until the cheese melts and you have a deliciously creamy sauce.

Now for some flavor. Remove the sauce from heat, and stir in the rotel. Then add salt and chipotle chili powder to taste, being sure to stir everything until evenly distributed.

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