Deliciously gooey cheese.
Baking a brie is something that I did a couple of years ago for a festive blog post, but then I completely forgot about how well it turned out. So this year I decided to experiment with different flavours and some booze too 🙂
I had a packet of dried cranberries in the pantry so I soaked a big handful in a little bit of rosé wine then baked the brie with the soaked fruit on top. Once the cheese was warm, I took it out of the oven and threw some chopped basil on top.
OMG. So good!
If you don’t have any rosé wine then you could use white wine or even port instead.
Ingredients – serves 4:
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup rosé wine
- 200g/7 oz brie
- finely chopped basil, to serve
- crackers or crusty bread, to serve
- Put the dried cranberries in a small bowl with the wine and leave to soak for an hour. Once soaked, drain off any excess wine.
- Heat your oven to 180C/160C fan forced/350F.
- Place the brie on a large piece of baking paper, then top with the soaked cranberries.
- Fold the baking paper over to wrap the brie, then loosely wrap the parcel in a piece of aluminium foil.
- Place on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove the brie from the foil and baking paper and place on your serving plate.
- Scatter over the chopped basil and serve immediately with either crackers or pieces of crusty bread.