baked camembert – breakfast of champions

Baked Camembert Cheese

Baked Camembert Cheese

As we didn’t totally over indulge this last Friday night (haha – yeah right). I decided I would make a ‘breakfast of champions‘ for my husband, friends Nic & Ange and of course myself. Well at least that is what I am calling our breakfast – as only a champion would be insane enough to have dessert wine for breakfast after wine tasting the night before…we live and learn…NOT…Haha!

We made baked Camembert (recipe below), Woolworths Jalapeño bacon (best bacon ever – the reason I could never be vegetarian!) and croissants.

I adapted the baked Camembert recipe from one that I found on the YuppieChef blog – Spatula.

Let me just tell you…it was amaz-balls! The cheese was gooey, delicious and creamy while the bacon was crisp and perfectly yummy.

We oven roasted the bacon, which is the best method I have come across for cooking bacon. It makes the bacon crispy on the outside and still the right amount of soft and chewy on the inside.

All you need to do is line a baking tray with tinfoil, place the bacon on it and put it in the oven at 200°C for about 15 – 20 mins…voilà delicious crisp bacon! And so easy to clean up, remove tinfoil and throw away…Done! Couldn’t be simpler.

If you are looking for more information on this method of cooking or should I say baking bacon, you can visit : The Kitchn (This is where I first saw it).

I obviously served my baked Camembert with breakfast goodies. However, it is just as good with a toasted baguette, a selection of crackers and preserves…really it is good with just about anything…it is cheese after all and for me, cheese is great with everything (well almost)! You can’t go wrong with runny, gooey, creamy cheese. Yum yum!

So give the recipe below a try and if you have any problems or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment 🙂

baked camembert

Ingredients

  • 1 round of Camembert (I used the Double Cream Camembert from Fairview Cheesery)
  • 1 - 2 garlic cloves, quartered
  • Fresh thyme
  • Salt & pepper
  • 50 ml of dessert or fortified wine (I used Stoney Brooke V on A, but you can also use any)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Place the Camembert in an oven-proof bowl.
  3. Wedge the quartered garlic into the cheese.
  4. On top of the cheese, scatter the thyme and drizzle the wine. Finally season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake in the oven until the cheese is soft and gooey and is crisp on top. This should take approximately 15 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately
http://allthingspretty.co.za/baked-camembert-breakfast-of-champions/

Baked Camembert cheese with baked bacon and croissants

Baked Camembert cheese with baked bacon and croissants

  3 comments for “baked camembert – breakfast of champions

  1. 2 September 2014 at 1:33 pm

    This looks amazing!!

    • admin
      2 September 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks Claudine…it was delish and so quick and easy to make!

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