Posted on April 28, 2009

Nothing to do with kids!


Today’s blog post has absolutely nothing to do with kids I am afraid.  This one is pure indulgence for the adults, it is handmade so surely it counts huh?

My group of friends regularly have catch up’s.  They always involve lots of food and drink, in fact I cannot wait for Irish Theme night shortly.  Our theme nights involve creating an interesting costume from our wardrobes, cooking the theme night dishes and over indulging.  They are always great fun.

Anyway I digress, this was the treat that CC made for us for Sunday’s drinks:

Seriously devine, if you want to try it out for yourself, here is the recipe:

Camembert En Croute with Fig Paste and Frozen Grapes


1 sheet of puff pastry
100g South Cape Fig or Quince Paste
1 x 250g wheel Tasmanian Heritage Camembert cheese, chilled
1 egg yolk lightly beaten with 1 teaspoon milk
1 tablespoon flaked almonds
200g red grapes, cut into small bunches and frozen


Place pastry sheet onto a baking paper lined tray and place slices of fig paste in the centre roughly the size of the Camembert.

Place the Camembert on top, enclose in pastry, pinching edges together and place seam-side down on the tray.

Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 200°C for 25-30 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden brown.

Allow to stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour, before serving with frozen grapes.

Note: Camembert En Croute is an excellent party hors doeuvre to serve with drinks or in place of dessert with a sweet dessert wine.

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