Holiday brunch with Cheesilicious Baked Camembert

Holiday brunch with Cheesilicious Baked Camembert

Raise your hands if your stomach rumbles at the sound and image of rich melting cheese oozing out from the rind of a Camembert block?

Camembert is native to Normandy region in France. It is a soft and moist type of cheese that has a rather mild yet deep & earthy flavour. It contains between 22-24g of total fat in each 100gr (of which about , 14-17g is saturated fat) and around 20g of protein. Compared to other types of semi-soft or hard cheese from brie, cheddar, Swiss, to Parmesan, these lie in the lower range and thus I find them the perfect balance for a special treat.

Eating healthy is all about keeping foods in balance, in variety and moderation. Every real food has goodness in them at the right amount, the right time, and attitude. So don’t trip yourself of guilt if you’ve been craving for such cheesy goodness. We know it won’t be on your daily menu 😉

In the spirit of holiday, which is just another sheer 10 days away, I think we all deserve a cheesy treat this weekend! I’m sharing a super simple way to turn a block of Camembert into a beautiful mouth-watering weekend brunch board.

Garnishing TIP! This is where creativity and preference rule. Pick your favourite bread, good-quality salami & cold cuts, condiments such as (olives), fresh vegetables (e.g. tomatoes, celery, sweet paprika, carrots), and some spoonful of home-made cranberry jam (Oh, and you can make your own jam following this recipe here)

Utterly cheesilicious!

Holiday cheese board – Melt-in-your-mouth baked Camembert!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

In the spirit of holiday, which is just another sheer 10 days away, I think we all deserve a cheesy treat this weekend! I’m sharing a super simple way to turn a block of camembert into a beautiful mouth-watering weekend brunch board. Simple, cheap and versatile, one’s gotta love!

Course: Brunch, Holiday, Side
Keyword: brunch, cheese board, Holiday Recipe
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 234 kcal
Author: H.P.
Ingredients
2-3 servings
  • 1 block 250gr of good quality camembert, best in heat-proof wood container
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic thinly sliced
  • A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Optional 1 tsp of extra verge olive oil
  • Garnishing the plate: your favourite bread good-quality salami & cold cuts, condiments such as (olives), fresh vegetables (e.g. tomatoes, celery, sweet paprika, carrots), and some spoonful of home-made cranberry jam (Oh, and you can MAKE YOUR OWN JAM following this recipe here)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C

  2. Slash across the surface of the cheese block to create diamond-shaped cracks

  3. Snug garlic, thyme and rosemary into these cracks

  4. Put Camembert block on a baking tray and onto one of the lower racks

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until you see the cheese starts oozing out from the cracked rinds

  6. Arrange the cheese board and serve IMMEDIATELY

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 158.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.6g 27%
Saturated Fat 12.2g 61%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1.4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.8g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 16.2g 32%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



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