Sunday, 3 October 2010

Baked Camembert...

I have always wondered what baked Camembert is like and this Friday I finally got around to trying it!

I used the following simple recipe...

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10-15 mins

Ingredients: 1 Camembert, 2 sliced garlic cloves, a few sprigs of fresh thyme, salt, pepper and olive oil
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C.
  2. Take the Camembert out of its wrapper and place back into the wood (sometimes with a cardboard base) box.
  3. Place the Camembert on a sheet of baking paper on a baking tray.
  4. Pierce the top of the Camembert and insert pieces of sliced garlic and fresh thyme. NB. I like to use lots of garlic (i.e. 2 cloves), however you can adjust for your own personal taste.
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and a generous drizzle of olive oil.
  6. Place in the oven for 10-15 mins, or until the cheese is melted.
  7. Serve with warmed french loaf and a glass of full bodied red wine!

Chris and I shared one between us with a small french baguette and it was a perfect portion size for two. I loved the softened garlic slices in with the cheese and the thyme gives a subtle infusion of flavour. I will definitely be making this again soon... such a simple dish to make and really, really tasty!

T :-))


  1. This looks delicious! Damn you Weight Watchers!!!

    This is Julia's sister btw! xxx

  2. I will see if I can find you some new followers!

  3. Hi Charlie!

    I saw that you had joined and thought that Julia had been behind it!! I'm still a bit new to blogging, however am getting more used to it now. I have been really bad at drumming up followers, so your help is very appreciated!

    I have no idea how bad the baked camembert is... I prefer to live in gentle ignorance on that one ;-) However it is one of the nicest and simplest dishes that I have made recently and I am already thinking of when I can make it again!!

    Julia is popping in shortly for some red wine (good for the throat I hear) ;-) and x-factor. Perfect Sunday tv!!

    I hope you have a nice evening too!

    T :-)