Monday, 23 December 2013

Baked Camembert for One

Baked Camembert

My tastes in cheese are quite a bit broader than Andy's, which means our fridge is usually well stocked with cheddar, and relatively little else. I get my exotic cheese fix at party cheeseboards and in restaurants - especially whenever I spy a baked cheese on the menu. Whether it's breaded brie or mozzarella in carrozza, I tend to go for the melty option.

However, the idea of baking a whole wheel of cheese just for myself has always seemed a bit overwhelming. I love a nice piece of cheese, but I don't love it quite enough to eat a whole one. Then I heard that it was possible to 'bake' camembert in the microwave, and the idea of being able to make tiny portions suddenly became more plausible.

This super-simple, two minute 'recipe' (it's hardly worthy of the name!) would also make a great option for individual dinner party starters.

Baked Camembert

Individual Baked Camembert Portions
Serves 1

¼ wheel of camembert
1 large garlic clove
1 sprig of rosemary
  1. Finely mince the garlic, and chop the rosemary.
  2. Slice the camembert in half across the middle of the wedge.
  3. Fill the middle of the cheese with the garlic and rosemary.
  4. Place in a small microwave-proof ramekin (make sure the sides are higher than the top of the cheese).
  5. Microwave for 30 seconds on high power. If the cheese isn't bubbling, give it a few more seconds.
  6. Serve with crusty bread or crackers.


Anonymous said...

wow...we loved this is quite new to us but we love camembert so how wonderful it will be to try this dish out,quick and extremely delicious,thanks for sharing :-)

Rachel said...

Yes, for the sole cheese-fetishist in a family, this is a great way of not ending up with more baked cheese than you can cope with...

Tandy | Lavender and Lime said...

This is a firm favourite with us :)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

§That looks a good idea. Merry Xmas, Rachel.

Shana Norris said...

I LOVE Camembert. But I'm the only one. So this might be perfect for me.

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