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    Tuesday, 20 December 2016

    RECIPE: BACON & CRANBERRY TOPPED CAMEMBERT


    I've already given you one delicious Christmas recipe this week but I've got another one which I can't wait to share...and it contains a LOT of cheese: my festive baked camembert. 

    Baked camembert is one of life's true pleasures.

    Is there anything more satisfying than dunking a lump of crusty bread in all that gooey cheese?
    And the beauty is that the flavour combinations you can have with it are endless.

    There's honey and figs or you could have garlic and caramelised onions but for today's recipe, we're going festive.
    Salty fried bacon with sweet, juicy cranberries and all that delicious, creamy molten cheese. 

    Perfect to serve on Christmas evening.....or just have it to yourself on a Saturday night (I won't judge)
    This recipe all came about when Spar sent me out a selection of wines to try...and as cheese and wine are BFFs, I knew I had to treat you guys to a cheese recipe to pair your favourite wine with.

    It might not be the first place you’d think of when stocking up on your Christmas tipple, but Spar have a wide range of wines available in-store and online, all at affordable prices

    You can pick up a bottle of Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape (my fav) for £13.50, a lovely light Chablis for £11 or a bottle of fizz for just £9!

    There’s over 142 different bottles to choose from and with lots of regular offers, you’re sure to find something perfect for your next party….so pour yourself a glass of your favourite wine and let's get down to business

    What you'll need
    1 box of Camembert cheese
    Cranberry Sauce
    100g bacon lardons/pancetta
    1 handful of pistachios 
    What you'll need to do
    1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Take the cheese out of the packaging, slice a few slits in the top and pop back in the wooden box. Bake for 15 minutes till the cheese is all runny
    2. While your cheese is cooking, fry your lardons in a little oil until golden brown.
    3. De-shell and chop your pistachios
    4. Once the cheese is cooked, remove from the oven and scrape back the rind on the top to reveal the lovely cheesiness inside. Spoon your bacon and cranberry sauce on top and sprinkle with the pistachios.
    5. Enjoy....either scooped up with crusty bread or a spoon!

    * This recipe was written in collaboration with SPAR Wines
    Visit them in-store or online for a great selection of red, white and sparkling wines

    2 comments:

    1. *drool*! So I guess I know what I'm going to have for dinner tonight to use the rogue spare camembert in the back of the fridge up!

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    2. This looks so delicious! Beautiful recipes Elle x

      Frey de Fleur | www.freydefleur.com

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