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Honey Baked Camembert with Bacon and Rosemary

Mmm mmmm. Honey Baked Camembert with Bacon and Rosemary is the perfect appetizer or addition to a Sunday feast with friends. Even better, it’s super easy to make in minutes. Soft melty camembert cheese, crispy bacon and rosemary, drizzled in golden honey… this is real comfort food to the max!

Honey Baked Camembert with Bacon and Rosemary - What a recipe. This dish simply OOZES with a fantastic combination of honey and creamy cheesy camembert goodness. Add some salty bacon, and your friends will be DYING to know this quick and simple recipe. | wandercooks.com

This week is the first ever #CulinaryTravelWeek (18 – 24 January) and we’re super keen to be sharing one of our favourite memories from our wandering foodie adventure. A huge thanks to the awesome guys over at The Funnelogy Channel for having us on board.

What is Culinary Travel Week, you ask? It’s a week where we celebrate the unbreakable link between travel and food… incredible flavour combinations and tasty bites that whisk you away to lands across the sea and moments back in time.

As we sit here in frozen Osaka, wrapped up in warm blankets with the heater blasting, we cast our minds back over our trip.

Endless meals flashed before our eyes… homemade Italian pizza, Bavarian spaetzle or that disastrous Spaghetti All’Amatriciana… til we remembered this tasty little treat from a summer’s day in France.

Honey Baked Camembert with Bacon and Rosemary - What a recipe. This dish simply OOZES with a fantastic combination of honey and creamy cheesy camembert goodness. Add some salty bacon, and your friends will be DYING to know this quick and simple recipe. | wandercooks.com

Stepping inside Alexandre’s cosy apartment in Bordeaux we were immediately chased back out of the kitchen.

What was going on? It seemed a surprise dish was the order of the day.

Only one question was fired at us as we retreated to the couch:

“Which do you prefer: Thyme, Sage or Rosemary?”

“What’s it for?”

“Guys, it’s a surprise.”

Hmmm…

With such limited information we put our heads together and debated what it could possibly be. What flavour combinations could waiting for us on the other side of that kitchen door?

Well, there was no coin to flip, so in the end it was a case of “eenie, meenie, miney… Rosemary!”

Honey Baked Camembert with Bacon and Rosemary - What a recipe. This dish simply OOZES with a fantastic combination of honey and creamy cheesy camembert goodness. Add some salty bacon, and your friends will be DYING to know this quick and simple recipe. | wandercooks.com

I remember the exact moment those Honey Baked Camembert Cheeses reached the table in front of us.

Yep. Cheeses.

As in, an entire camembert cheese.

Each.

My eyes must have popped out of my head while my jaw dropped onto the table.

Now, I’m not normally an advocate for stuffing yourself with cheese. But I will admit that within one bite I was addicted.

Honey Baked Camembert with Bacon and Rosemary - What a recipe. This dish simply OOZES with a fantastic combination of honey and creamy cheesy camembert goodness. Add some salty bacon, and your friends will be DYING to know this quick and simple recipe. | wandercooks.com

That crispy bacon…

That sweet drizzle of honey…

That crunchy rosemary…

Melting together into soft, warm camembert… AKA creamy, cheesy deliciousness.

Just one more spoonful. Just one last slice of bread. Promise.

And suddenly it was gone.

Oops.

Honey Baked Camembert with Bacon and Rosemary - What a recipe. This dish simply OOZES with a fantastic combination of honey and creamy cheesy camembert goodness. Add some salty bacon, and your friends will be DYING to know this quick and simple recipe. | wandercooks.com

Until today, that is.

A quick dash across the road to the supermarket, a few minutes in the kitchen and we were back in Cheese Town. Population: 2 Very Happy Wandercooks.

In lieu of a true oven we baked our cheese in a Japanese microwave oven – 45 seconds to perfection. Could NOT have been any easier.

Ready in 5 mins - OOZING with creamy, cheesy, camembert goodness. #honey #bakedcamembertClick To Tweet

 

Since the gloomy clouds and ice cold wind didn’t make the best partners for an outdoor picnic we decided to have one inside instead.

And within one little scoop of crispy, crunchy, sweet and cheesy heaven we were back and revelling in those warm summer days in France.

Where will you go for #CulinaryTravelWeek? What food reminds you of your favourite holiday away from home? Let us know in the comments below, or snap a pic and tag us @wandercooks on Instagram – we’d love to drool over it. 😉

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Honey Baked Camembert with Bacon and Rosemary - What a recipe. This dish simply OOZES with a fantastic combination of honey and creamy cheesy camembert goodness. Add some salty bacon, and your friends will be DYING to know this quick and simple recipe.
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: French
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 camembert cheese
  • 100 g bacon pieces
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • 1-2 tsp honey
Instructions
  1. Heat the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and rosemary and sautee for a few minutes until the bacon is cooked and the rosemary is fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Slice the top off the camembert. Place in the microwave oven and cook on high for 45 seconds until the cheese has melted. Be careful not to overcook.
  3. Transfer cheese to a serving plate. Top with sautéed bacon and rosemary, then drizzle with honey.
  4. Serve immediately with slices of your favourite crusty bread.
Notes
When baking, keep your excitement at bay and a close eye on that cheesey goodness to avoid over-cooking. When it starts to bubble, you know it's ready.

Honey Baked Camembert with Bacon and Rosemary - What a recipe. This dish simply OOZES with a fantastic combination of honey and creamy cheesy camembert goodness. Add some salty bacon, and your friends will be DYING to know this quick and simple recipe. | wandercooks.com

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  • Martin @ The Why Chef
    26/12/2016 at 7:36 am

    Christmas Day check-in! Just made three of these for supper with all the family. I’m a hero right now! 😀

    • Wandercooks
      26/12/2016 at 9:55 am

      Woohoo go Martin! Merry Christmas to you, Emma and family! 🎄🎄

  • Mark, Compass & Fork
    06/04/2016 at 10:59 pm

    Great idea on the baked camembert. The combination of honey, bacon and rosemary with the cheese sounds sublime.

    • Wandercooks
      07/04/2016 at 10:24 am

      Thanks Mark, it’s totally addictive too. (Sorry-not-sorry!) 😀

  • jayne
    06/04/2016 at 9:59 pm

    This looks all kind of amazing! don’t think there would be any left of this in my house

    • Wandercooks
      07/04/2016 at 10:23 am

      Not gonna lie Jayne, the camera may eat first for us food bloggers but this Camembert didn’t last 3 minutes after the shoot!

  • MyCookingSecrets.com | Krystallia Giamouridou
    06/04/2016 at 9:19 pm

    There is nothing better than a good baked camembert cheese! Love cheese and I would go for the thyme, sage version you suggested above. THanks for sharing this recipe.

    • Wandercooks
      07/04/2016 at 10:20 am

      Good idea Krystallia – love how versatile this snack can be depending on your favourite flavour combo. Enjoy!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    06/04/2016 at 8:26 pm

    Those are lovely flavors! Anything rosemary!

    • Wandercooks
      06/04/2016 at 9:03 pm

      Totally! Rosemary is amazing – especially with lamb too 😀

  • Sylvie
    06/04/2016 at 6:00 pm

    There’s nothing better than warm Camembert!

    • Wandercooks
      06/04/2016 at 7:37 pm

      Agreed Sylvie! What do you pop on yours? Or do you like it just plain and creamy?? 😀

  • Martin @ The Why Chef
    19/01/2016 at 2:06 pm

    I was just talking to the wife how some bloggers clearly have exactly the same tastes as I do, then BAM this lands in my inbox about 2 minutes later! She actually said ‘God yes!’ out loud when I showed her it! Love it.

    • Wandercooks
      20/01/2016 at 7:45 pm

      Hahahahaha! Love the reaction. Hope you both enjoy, I tell you…it didn’t last 5 minutes after that photoshoot 😛

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