Camembert Baked in the Box with Bruschetta

I first raved on about Camembert baked in it's box back in April 08 but since then I have quite got into serving it with Bruschetta - home made of course. Please see my updated baked Camembert post here.

Marks and Spencer included baked Camembert as one of the starter courses in their 'Valentine's Dine in for £20' offer this year.

They sell it wrapped in foil ready to bake, but I like to bake it in its box adding a little wine and garlic for extra yumminess!

Also it looks great served in its box. However you decide to bake it, it's really easy and so very, very yummy. See how to do the Camembert below.

For the Bruschetta:
You will need half of a day old French stick - or as much as you fancy making of course.
Cut into thinnish slices drizzle a shallow baking tray with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper. Then press each piece of bread into the tray and turn over. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and add a little more salt and pepper.
Bake in a preheated oven for about 15 to 25 minutes or until golden and crisp.

They emerge from the oven like this, crispy and crunchy and perfect for dipping.

Baked Camembert

For Two to Share, you will need:

250 g Camembert Cheese,1 clove garlic - peeled, half a teaspoon of white wine

How to do it:

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6

Remove the cheese from it's box - take off the wrapping then put the cheese back in the box.
Make a good amount of tiny holes with a fork all over the top rind of the cheese. Now rub the garlic all over the top of the cheese - The smallest amount of olive oil will help you to rub the garlic easier.
Now drizzle the wine into them and put the lid back on the box.

Bake in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, until hot and bubbling. Keep an eye on it though as you don't want it all running out like mine almost did.
Also if you bake it in foil it will cook quicker so check it at around 15 minutes.

The result is sticky, gooey, melty cheese that oozes in it's box. Just dip in the bruschetta.  Oh and a glass or two of wine is vital.


  1. MMMMMM.....melted camembert !!MMMMM... Thanks, Jan!

  2. I do keep meaning to do this. It's on a par with mussells in terms of 'sharing' food. The wine's a good idea - like fondue.

  3. my tongue is watering seeing all these delicious stuff.

  4. I love doing this, it also works well with herby roast potatoes (little waxy ones are the best). Yum.

  5. Another yummy idea Jan....Not sure if I can eat a whole box of Camembert to myself though! ;o)

  6. Melted cheese on bread...DELICIOUS!!

  7. Jan, I'm trying to put together a menu for an informal dinner party next weekend and this is a serious contender for the starter spot.

  8. This is a fantastic idea Jan!!!!!!

  9. can't go wrong with melted cheese! so finger-licking good!

  10. I would never in a million years have thought of baking camembert in its box. What a great idea!

  11. I really like baked camebert, delicious Jan.

  12. haha, I love that meerkat Jan!! Cheese baked in the box, great idea and delicious one too! I'm like Katie, I love it with potatoes.

  13. Jan, throw some foil-wrapped garlic and roast it with the cheese. The two together on the bread are sinfully delish.

  14. This looks fabulous, Jan. Yum!

  15. delicious, your recipe is top in google for baked camembert. I'm putting the oven on right now (though I might wrap the camembert in baked paper before I put it back in the box).


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