Baked Camembert with Thyme and Garlic
[from the author] This recipe is a favorite of mine on a cold winter's night as it always reminds me of times with friends when we would ski and snowboard all day then sit by a log fire and eat and drink all night. If you don't have maple syrup on hand, use a spoonful of honey instead.
Yield: Serves 4
- 1 x 9oz camembert in its wooden box
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 small baguette, cut into 1/2 in slices
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for brushing
- crushed sea salt
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove the camembert from the box and discard any wax paper packaging. Take a 10-inch square of foil and place in the box. Place the camembert inside.
Pierce the top of the camembert with the tip of a knife and push in the slices of garlic. Sprinkle the thyme leaves over the top and drizzle with the maple syrup. Loosely scrunch the foil up over the cheese. Set aside.
Brush two 12-inch square sheets (the size of your baking sheet) of parchment paper with oil. Line a baking sheet with one of the oiled parchment sheets, oil-side up. Spread the slices of baguette over the sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with crushed sea salt. Place the remaining sheet of parchment, oil-side down, over the bread.
Place in the oven with the camembert and cook both for 10 to 12 minutes until the cheese has risen and the bread is crisp. Open up the foil and dip in the hot baguette for a simple snack. Delicious!
From Take 5 Ingredients: 95 Delicious Dishes Using Just 5 Ingredients by James Tanner.