Our last fling. Our final indulgence before we binned the butter and stocked up on veggies.
Since Jan 1st doesn’t count (everyone knows that) The Sister and I spent the day lounging, eating stuffed croissants and left over canapes, and our final meal of the day – baked cheese (just typing that sentence makes me feel a little queasy now!)
But not just any baked cheese, oh no.
We couldn’t find a brie in a box that we liked the look of at Waitrose (I’m too picky for camembert) so we opted for this L’Explorateur triple cream cheese instead. If your cheese comes in a box, simply remove the paper wrapping and pop it back in the box to be baked. We unwrapped our cheese and popped it in a small enamel tray lined with parchment. After slicing off the top (and eating it!), we studded the cheese with slivers of garlic and sprigs of thyme, before splashing with champagne, seasoning and popping into a hot oven.
After 20 mins, remove and serve with whatever takes your fancy. We had ours with crunchy french stick croutons and mulled wine (well, it was our last hurrah).