Baked brie with honey and walnuts
This is a really easy dish which is perfect for fancy dinner parties and simple suppers alike.
It's one of those things that hardly requires any effort yet is really impressive and a real crowd-pleaser, not to mention indulgent and delicious.
It's really up to you how many this serves, it works well as a starter for three or four people to share.
What you'll need
- 250g round brie - if it's a bit bigger/smaller then that's fine (you could also use camembert)
- Around ten walnuts - broken into pieces
- Two or three tablespoons of Yorkshire Hive honey - we used spring flower but the summer flower and wildflower will work well too
- Fresh bread, carrot sticks, celery and fruit for dipping (or anything else you fancy). Sweet and/or crunchy food works really well for this.
How to make
Remove your brie from the wrapper and place it either back into the wooden box (if it came in one) or into a cheese baker or other small round baking dish.
Make some deep cuts in the top of the cheese - it works well if you do about six cuts, in a criss cross pattern.
Drizzle about half the honey over the top of the cheese, then top with the walnuts, then drizzle the rest of the honey over that.
Put in the oven (200C/180C fan/gas mark 6) for about 20 minutes. The cheese should be gooey so leave for a little longer if necessary, but keep an eye on it to make sure the honey doesn't burn.
Whilst it's baking, arrange the dipping foods onto a chopping board or platter.
Once the cheese is ready simply add it to the platter and serve!
The honey and walnuts will have started to sink into the gooey cheese, creating a wonderful combination of tastes and textures.