Whilst I put the finishing touches to my roundup of my recent trip to Paris I thought I would get you in the mood with a twist on a classic baked camembert. One for the cheese lovers out there! This is ideal for a Bank Holiday lunch or as a starter.
Ingredients- serves 2
30g unsalted butter
50ml olive oil
Drizzle of runny honey
3 sprigs of thyme
2 bulbs of garlic
A 200- 250g wheel of Camembert
1. Preheat the oven to 200c/ 180 fan and grab a small roasting tray. Add all of the butter, oil and honey to the tin along with the sprigs of fresh thyme.
2. Carefully cut the end off each garlic bulb and place cut side down into the tin. This needs to bake for around 30 minutes until the garlic starts to soften.
3. When the garlic is ready, cross the top of the cheese wheel with a knife and pop it into the tray. I find that a standard wheel of Camembert takes around 15-20 minutes but do check. Be careful not to make the crosses too deep otherwise the cheese will start to spill over and catch in the tin. I like to baste the cheese with the sweet, sticky juices around the cheese to add an extra something.
4. When the cheese has melted, serve with warmed fresh bread. Offer a bulb of roasted garlic to each person and liberally slather this on the bread before dunking in the Camembert.
Camembert with roasted garlic and thyme- the diet can wait!