Friday, 9 March 2012

Camembert Baked in the Box with Bacon Dust

Melty, sticky, gooey cheese that oozes from its box and topped with bacon dust.  Ready in no time and all that's needed is fresh crusty bread and you're all set to dive in. 
With some bacon in the fridge in need of being used up what to do but make bacon dust!
  Having had a bit of a Google I think I just might have invented this as there seems to be no other baked Camembert with bacon dust recipes to be found. 
For 2 to share as a starter you will need:
3 rashers of streaky bacon 
1 x 250g Camembert cheese in its wooden box
a very tiny amount of olive oil
a splash of White wine
How to do it:
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
While the oven is heating up heat up a frying pan and add the bacon but don't add any oil.  Fry the bacon until it's really, seriously crispy.  Once it's done remove and put on kitchen paper to remove any excess fat and leave it to go cold.  When it is pop it into a small food processor and whiz until you have dust.  If you don't have a food processor you can chop it very, very finely.  

Remove the cheese from its box and take off the wrapping.  Check the underside as there's often a sticker on it then put the cheese back in the box.
Make about 6 tiny holes in the top rind of the cheese and rub over a very tiny amount of olive oil and then drizzle the wine into the holes.
Put the lid back on the box and place it on a baking sheet (as it may start to ooze while cooking).  Bake in your preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, until hot and bubbling.  Have a check after 15 minutes.
When it's done sprinkle with the bacon dust and serve straight way with some torn up crusty bread for dipping.
  

5 comments:

Banu Bingor said...

Jan this sounds really tastey and creative :) I guess need to try this soon! Maybe at a balcony party in summer! Thanks!

Nic said...

Oooh, you little devil - adding the bacon on top is pure genius!

clare said...

This has made me so hungry! Bacon on cheese, perfect! Why did I never think of this!

Sophia said...

This looks yummy! I love Camembert and Brie and baking them is just... decadent. And now, BACON? Oh my. Thanks for posting this, I'll have to try it soon!

~~louise~~ said...

Heavenly Jan, simply ingenious!

Thanks for sharing...

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