A baked camembert to tuck into

Life is filled with moments on the go or in-between meal hunger cravings. We think even moments like that should be done justice with a morsel of great food. This here baked camembert knows how to impress and is perfect for spreading on toasted baguette slices or dipping some crackers into. Keen to give it a whirl?

camembert-cheese-dip

Ingredients:

1 round camembert cheese
1 garlic clove
Fresh thyme
Salt & pepper
100ml of sweet or fortified wine (we used Fairview La Beryl Blanc Straw Wine, but you can also use any port or sherry you prefer)

Baguette, or any fresh bread loaf

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. Place the camembert in a tight fitting ovenproof bowl. We used these mini Revol Basalt bowls that are oven and microwave safe and pretty to serve in.
3. Cut the garlic into four pieces and wedge each one into a quarter of the cheese.
4. Scatter the thyme, salt and pepper and on top and drizzle the wine over.
5. Bake in the oven until the cheese has softened and is crisping on top, about 15 minutes.

If you want to up the ante of this gourmet snack, slice your baguette or fresh bread of choice into thin slices and toast in the oven for a few minutes until golden brown.

Camembert-dip

Alternatively, serve with an assortment of biscuits and preserves. We enjoyed this baked camembert pot of goodness with a glass of sweet Fairview La Beryl Blanc Straw Wine. What’s your favourite gourmet party snack or guilty pleasure?

Thanks to our Food Buyer, Rina Van Velden, for the recipe and styling