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Thursday, December 20, 2012
It's all about the cheese and appetizers this week.
When we were in Normandy this fall, we ate a lot of Camembert. It's kind of smelly if it's ripe and it can really stink up a room, so you have to like smelly cheese.
This way is a nice way to serve up the beautiful smelly cheese, and it makes a nice presentation, baked in its own wooden box.
Make sure you find a real Camembert, from Normandy, and with staples in the wooden box. The cheaper boxes are glued together and will fall apart in the oven.
Take the plastic wrapper off the Camembert and cut little slits on top of the cheese.
You can leave the top rind on.
Insert thin slices of a garlic clove into the slits and place fresh thyme or rosemary in the holes too.
There is no real science to this, it will all work out.
Drizzle on just a small amount of honey on top and another drizzle of olive oil.
Place the cheese back in the box (if it doesn't come with paper, then line the box w/ foil).
Bake in a 400F oven on a baking sheet for about 12 minutes, with the box uncovered (throw the lid away).
I promise your oven will not explode, and the box won't burn.
Remove from the oven and spread on delicious toasted baguette.
Easy and delicious!