One of the goals I had for this year was to do more cooking. So as a start to this I though I’d try something I heard a lot of Ladies I watch on YouTube talk about over Christmas, baked Camembert.
Since I love cheese and it has “bake” in the name I thought this would be a good place to start, especially since I’m much better at baking than cooking. I had also recently won a “Brie Baker” at Stag & Doe that I attended and wanted an excuse to give it a go.
I had no idea where to start so I looked up some recipes online.
Here’s what I needed:
- Camembert – got the smallest one I could find since there were only two of us and we’d never tried this cheese before
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Bread or Crackers
First step was to finely cut up the garlic and the herbs.
Next I unpackaged the Camembert and placed it in the Brie Baker.
The recipe suggested cutting a grid into the top of the cheese and to insert the garlic into the slices, this was also so the flavours of the herbs and oil could infuse into the cheese while baking.
In a bowl I combined the oil, herbs, salt & pepper, then spread the mixture over the top of the cheese.
Using baking trays and parchment paper, just in case anything over flowed or got crazy in the oven, I place the bread on one and the Camembert on the other. Both went into the oven, the bread just needed to be warmed and then I cut it into pieces.
The whole process was easy, but I’m not sure that I was a fan. I don’t know if it was the herb combination or the Camembert itself. Since I kind of have a food texture issue, I wasn’t real impressed about trying to get around the “skin” of the Camembert.
If I were to do this again, I think I would pick a different recipe or maybe try baked Brie. Have you had Baked Camembert or Brie and do you have any suggestions for me? Let me know.
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