I was looking for a ‘kitchen’ present in John Lewis for a friend who loves cooking. Its always hard buying kitchen presents for a friend who’s kitchen you haven’t been in for a while. What to buy that they will use and not be flung at the back of the cupboard? Or that they haven’t already got!
I opted for a Cheese Porcelain Baker. Ok, so maybe in hindsight its not exactly useful! However, we loved the idea so much we bought one for ourselves.
I have to confess we did put it at the back of the cupboard for about a year! Until, that is, we had the parents coming for lunch on a Sunday, and we were too busy to do anything complicated. We opted for a cheese board. Then we remembered the Cheese Porcelain Baker!
It went down a storm! Everybody loved scooping up the beautiful, warm, gooey, Camembert yumminess with their bread or biscuits, and it was literally gone within 5 minutes.
You can of course do this without the fancy Cheese Porcelain Baker by using the Camembert Box (obviously remembering to take off the cover and the paper sticker). Or, if you want to do this with Brie, wrap it in tin foil. If you want to do this on the BBQ, just wrap the bottom of the Camembert Box in tinfoil, or the bottom of Brie, and pierce with the wine and the herbs as described below, and place on the BBQ! Delicious!
I have written this post to encourage my friend to dust off that fancy box I bought as a present and give it a go. It is lovely for lunch, or at a BBQ, and since it is BBQ season, why not?!
- 1 x Camembert
- mixture of herbs cut fresh from the garden (I like to use sage, thyme, rosemary)
- 2 tablespoons of White Wine
- Take the Camembert out of its covers and take off any stickers.
- Make a cross in the Camembert.
- Stuff the slits with herbs.
- Pour over the white wine.
- Place in oven at 180°C for 15 minutes with the lid on.
- Continue to cook in the oven for another 5 minutes with the lid off, until it is bubbling.
- Serve and Enjoy! (It goes really well with a nice glass of White Wine!)