Sunday, February 05, 2012

Camembert Baked in a Box

I chose my Camembert because it has a small gingham cloth under the cheese and I thought how great it looked. Cooking the cheese this way is quick, easy, delicious and perfect for Valentine's Day or in fact any day of the year.

Not very long ago I bought a Camembert and it was so smelly I actually considered stopping the car and throwing it into the nearest bin, because it made my car smell worse than an old pair of slippers - it did the same to the fridge too. The cheese in the photograph was smelly too, and it too made my car smell horrible but I learnt from the previous one, I didn't put it in the fridge and cooked it the same day.

Preheat the oven to 200°C, take the cheese out of the box and remove the inner wrapper, place back in the box, rub the top of the cheese with a clove of garlic, cut a cross in the top and pour in some white wine. I poked a few sprigs of thyme into my Camembert and then replaced the lid. Place the box onto a small baking tray and bake for 20 minutes until the cheese wobbles.

Toasted ciabiatta, french loaf, hot new potatoes, tiny cherry tomatoes, asparagus or purple sprouting broccoli all make good dippers.


bellini said...

This is just perfect with its little gingham, apron.

Choclette said...

Oh yum, what a lovely idea to add thyme, garlic and white wine. When I've done this before I've just put the cheese in plain, but I shall do it your way next time. In fact, haven't done this for a few years - camembert here I come!

The smell can be pretty powerful, but an under rope camembert is no fun at all!

Kelly-Jane said...

I've been meaning to bake a camembert like this for years now, I just know it would be delicious :)

The Caked Crusader said...

You're always reminded you bought a camembert every time you open the fridge - it has a rather dominant aroma!
This is my fave way to eat it - so cheesy and tasty

Alida said...

What a great idea. Camembert is just such a beautiful cheese. I should add this to my list! Thanks for sharing!

Hazel at Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said...

Baked camembert is a dream. I've heard of rubbing garlic on it before but not with adding white wine! I once bought a camembert and forgot about it until I found it back in the fridge quite a few weeks later. It was very smelly but I baked it anyway and it had some fabulous differnt flavours!