Now all the Christmas and New Year excitement is over for another year I thought I’d post a couple of the more successful things I cooked for us during the festive season.
Our Christmas Eve lunch was a rather splendid baked Camembert served with griddled ciabatta, celery sticks and some homemade fruity chutney. Definitely not the sort of lunch we have on a regular basis, but just the thing to kick off the celebrations. It would also make a great starter for a special meal.
I make no apology for posting the picture again; it looked gorgeous and tasted as good as it looked.
1 whole Camembert in a wooden box
1 tsp olive oil
1 garlic clove
Take the paper wrapping off the cheese, rub the cheese with the cut clove of garlic then put it back in its box. Cut a large cross in the top of the cheese, drizzle with the olive oil and put the lid on. Put the whole box on a baking tray and bake at 180C for 15 minutes, by which time the cheese will be molten and unctuous.