Festive Baked Camembert

Sharing runny French cheese with friends and family over a glass of wine at Christmas makes me feel like I’m in a Christmas movie. Camembert is such a great flavour that can be paired with other ingredients to create amazing combinations. I like to bake the camembert with earthy herbs then finish with a balance of sweet flavours and textural ingredients. I spoon the warm mixture onto crackers whilst curled up on the sofa. So much happiness.

Post-Natal Superfood Profile: NUTS, BEANS & SEEDS
Some nuts, beans and seeds contain good levels of omega-3 which is an essential nutrient for your brain to function, especially when managing depression.

INGREDIENTS
1 small wheel of camembert
sprigs of rosemary
sage leaves
40g walnuts
25g roasted garlic
50g cranberry sauce
1 tsp olive oil

  • Pre-heat the oven to 170°C (150°C Fan). Remove the packaging from the camembert then place the cheese back in the wooden box. Put the box into an oven proof dish lined with rosemary stems and sage leaves.
  • Make several slits in the top of the cheese then poke rosemary and sage leaves into the holes. Place the cheese into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Put the olive oil into a small frying pan over a medium low heat. Roughly chop the walnuts and roasted garlic (recipe here) then toast in the oil for a few minutes until they’re fragrant.
  • Remove the cheese from the oven and remove the herbs then top with the nut mixture and finish with the cranberry sauce. Serve with crackers, pistachios and grapes.

Published by One Tough Cooker

I'm the writer at One Tough Cooker. My experience with post-natal depression has shaped my appreciation for the family cook. We make thousands of meals to feed our families' tummies, hearts and minds.

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