Saturday, 14 December 2013
12 days of christmas: honey & cranberry camembert
This is very much nota recipe. There are only 3 ingredients, and the steps are essentially: put honey on camembert, bake camembert, put cranberries on baked camembert. And you're done! But sometimes (and especially around this time of year) I find it's best to keep things simple. Furthermore, I thought this was probably worth including in the christmas countdown simply because it might not have even occurred to you to put honey & cranberry camembert on your christmas cheese board. And, well. I simply couldn't have that.
How are you guys getting on with your Christmas preparations? I've been home for a week now & I really do not know where the time's gone. Because I was so busy, and then ill, this whole festive season seems to have totally snuck up on me & I'm not really in the Christmas spirit yet, no matter how much Love Actually I watch. It probably doesn't help that my mother's replaced our nice golden tree lights with god awful multicoloured ones, and it genuinely hurts my eyes a little... Where do you guys fall on the light spectrum? Clear or coloured? Anyway, perhaps the Christmas spirit will befall me soon enough; for now I will just have to keep on eating mince pies & fancy cheese & candy canes until it hits me. What a pity!
1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
2. To begin, get your glamorous assistant to cut off the top skin of the camembert. Cut about a centimeter down from the top and try to slice as evenly as you can.
3. Drizzle a generous amount of runny honey on top of the camembert, and bake for approximately ten minutes - or until golden & beginning to bubble.
4. Once out of the oven, sprinkle with a handful of dried cranberries and dive in with crackers, warm crusty bread, or - heck - maybe even your fingers. Nobody's looking!
Only 11 more sleeps!