A VALENTINE RECIPE FOR TWO – BAKED CAMEMBERT WITH GARLIC AND WHITE WINE

DSCN4922Make this Valentine’s Day a special one with a unique starter.

As  I was browsing through some magazines  on my flight back from Australia to Copenhagen I found this recipe.  So this year instead of eating out I am staying in, I will turn on the oven  and open a bottle of Champagne.

Cheers to the two of us!

INGREDIENTS

1 small Camembert in a wooden box ( 250g)

1 garlic clove, sliced thinly

A handful of thyme sprigs

A splash of white wine

Warm, crusty bread

METHOD

1- Preheat the oven to 180C.

2- Unwrap the cheese, but keep the box.

3- Carefully slice off the top rind.  Make some shallow cuts into the surface of the cheese and insert slices of garlic and tiny sprigs of thyme.

4- Return the cheese to its box, cut-side up.

5- Douse with a splash of white wine and bake uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is molten.

6- Serve with chunks of warm bread or slices of boiled potatoes  to dip into the melted cheese.

TIPS

– Bring the cheese to room temperature before you put it in the oven, otherwise it will take forever to cook.

– Place the box on a tray just in case it leaks.  This also makes it easy to handle.

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