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Oven Baked Camembert Cheese

April 15, 2010

For me, one of the nicest additions to a picnic style meal or an informal meal with cheeses, fruit and a selection of crusty country style breads has to be camembert cheese. I’m talking of course about Camembert that has been warmed to an almost aphrodisiacal, oozing consistency that beckons even the most hardened of palates to come and taste of its goodness….who can resist?

This is how I do mine:

1 round Camembert – packaging removed and at room temperature

a few sprigs of fresh thyme

A glug of white wine or verjuice

A drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A grinding of freshly ground black Pepper

Heat the oven to 180deg Celcius

Place the cheese into a small ovenproof dish the exact same size as the cheese. Using your thumb or the back of a spoon push an indentation into the top of cheese, slightly breaking the rind. Sprinkle the thyme leaves over the cheese, pour over one glug of white wine or verjuice and a drizzle of olive oil. Grind over some black pepper. Place on a baking tray into the hot oven and bake for about 5-10 minutes until the cheese is soft and oozy.

Place on a platter with chunks of crusty country bread and water biscuits or similar. To enjoy dunk your chunk of bread into the cheese and pull out the oozy delicious tasting cheesy bits to eat with the bread. Yummy!!!

The recipe I have given you is the cheese that you will see in the header photo of my blog. I thought it appropriate to make this my first post on this blog.

Enjoy & have a good week !!!

browniegirl xx

32 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2010 2:22 AM

    Yay! Congratulations on the new blog Colleen – ooey gooey warm Camembert is very hard to beat, I certainly can’t resist! xx

    • April 19, 2010 10:43 PM

      Thank you so much for popping over bron, and for your kind words. it took me long enough didn’t it? I’m looking forward to doing exciting things out here…..Ive been liberated and Im loving it :o) xx

  2. April 19, 2010 2:27 AM

    Looks great Colleen, and love the pic

    • April 19, 2010 10:45 PM

      Thanx so much Chris, I see you are a night owl like I am. Couldn’t believe that there was actually someone awake with me at this time :o) xx

  3. April 19, 2010 3:44 AM

    Congratulations! I love it! Beautiful!

    Welcome to WP.

    • April 19, 2010 10:47 PM

      Tokz its good to see you girl. THank you so much, I really do appreciate your comments. It is still of course a work in progress….I think I am going to like it here Tokz xx

  4. April 19, 2010 4:56 AM

    Well done Colly, I know you will take this blog to great heights……Looks like you, Juno and I have similar cheesy thoughts!!!

    • April 19, 2010 10:49 PM

      Thank you Nina, I shall hold onto the fact that you have faith in me hehe. And I had better pop off to see your and Juno’s blog entries for the cheese :o) xx

  5. April 19, 2010 7:22 AM

    Hello! Well done – please take a look at mine and let me know what you think! I am going to add you to my blogroll – the first one (also a work in progress!)

    • April 19, 2010 10:52 PM

      Have you also done one on wordpress Tandy? I must go and take a look. Did you leave a link for me to go and lok at??? Best I go find one somewhere…..Hugs and hope you manage to get away on time on your holiday. This volcanic ash has caused far reaching chaos….xx

  6. April 19, 2010 8:02 AM

    yay! welcome to the world outside of food24. I am looking forward to regular posts now that you dont have letter dash to deal with 🙂

    • April 19, 2010 10:54 PM

      Hehe Hila, Im going to have to hold myself back LOL! Thanx for popping in xx

  7. Taz permalink
    April 19, 2010 8:15 AM

    Gorgeous colleen.. you clever clever gal, mwah

    • April 19, 2010 10:55 PM

      Thanx Taz my friend, Im glad you like it. Means a lot to me Hugs xxx

  8. April 19, 2010 9:22 AM

    This looks completely delicious Colleen

  9. April 19, 2010 9:23 AM

    Lovely Colleen, well done!!! Have a great week. xxxxxx

    • April 19, 2010 10:57 PM

      Thanks Wendy, I thought if I cannot have your spices to put into my header then the next best would be my ooey gooey cheese photo hehe. Glad you like it xx

  10. April 19, 2010 9:41 AM

    Yaaaaaay! You did it!!! Fabulous & I love the name 😉 Can’t wait to see the blog take shape 🙂

    • April 19, 2010 11:00 PM

      Yaaaaaay!! I did Jeanne, thank you so much for all your advice oh sage :o) Ja I just have the last of my sponsor thankyous to get out of the way (that has taken the longest time) then I can focus my attention on getting my blog prettied up…thanx again girlfriend for all your help. I so value it and you xx

      PS Don says that photo has got to go. He wants to see one with the funky short style. Cheeky fella ;o)

  11. April 19, 2010 10:37 AM

    Love the new blog and to start off with cheese – all melted and yummy. You’ll always have my heart and tummy filled with love!

    • April 19, 2010 11:04 PM

      THanx Rosie, this is my favourite way to eat this (and many others too)cheese and it is just so simple to whip up and it gives the wow factor to an informal lunch. xx

  12. whippingitup permalink
    April 19, 2010 12:44 PM

    Great to see you on WordPress and I love the name too… it’s perfect for the one and only Browniegirl! Congrats, Colleen x L

  13. April 19, 2010 4:17 PM

    Love the look of your blog and certainly love the look of the baked Camembert. Am looking forward to making it for my foodie friends and relatives.

    • April 20, 2010 2:32 PM

      Thank you very much Leslie and I hope you report back on the camembert. xx

  14. April 20, 2010 9:32 AM

    Hi Colleen Well done. Runny cheese – yummy. Will check in often XX

    • April 20, 2010 2:31 PM

      Hey Forage thanx for your comment and for popping over. Looking forward xx

  15. May 1, 2010 4:14 PM

    Moo! I found you!
    After searching around on the web today – I decided that you are spot on – this website looks great. I think I will make it my home as well… So when you going to teach me to bake, cook and not burn down my house? The Fire Department is starting to threaten me if I ever go into the kitchen again… 😦

    • May 3, 2010 11:24 PM

      Hey Lyndatjie, Im so glad you like and agree. Look forward to seeing you here. I told you, when you have some free time coming up give me a shout. We will make a plan. Can’t have the fire dept harassing you hehe… :o) xx

  16. tannemys permalink
    May 1, 2010 4:28 PM

    Ha! Found you! And subscribed. But I see if I try your recipes I’m bound to stay battling the bulge.

  17. May 3, 2010 11:26 PM

    Hi tannemys nice to see you here. Not ALL the recipes are bad ;o) xx

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