Are you a fondue fan? Me too! On this episode of Cook with Brooke, I’m making quick and easy camembert fondue. It’s a delicious recipe!
I’m an early riser. When I was way younger though, I had full capacity to sleep in until noon, but Mama would never ever let me sleep past 9:00. She would march in my room, slap open the shades, and start flapping my covers up and down while singing her tone-deaf version of “Wake Up Little Susie.” Never. Enjoyed. A moment. I always thought “my name is Brooke, not Susie. Go wake Susie up, and leave me be.”
My college days were bliss, and I never scheduled a class before 10.
But now? Now I truly enjoy early mornings. Though it’s a given that I wake up early during the week to get the kids up and out the door for school, I also set my alarm for Saturday mornings in time to catch Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network.
She has back to back shows on Saturday mornings from 7-8, and I look forward to this hour all week. I’m out of bed at 6:30; fumble downstairs and get the coffee going, turn on the lamps in the den and get ready to plop down and watch my favorite cooking tutorials from my idol, Ina Garten. It makes no difference to me how many times I’ve seen each episode.
It’s just me and Ina.
And I have all of her cookbooks too. Proudly on display in our kitchen bookcase, I have yet to test a recipe we didn’t like. Much like what I’m sharing today on Cook with Brooke, I’ve seen this episode a few times where she’s showing us how to make camembert fondue. She actually bakes the cheese in its wooden container.
First, she cuts away the top rind off the cheese, then adds just two tablespoons of white wine; bakes it in the oven for 20-30 minutes. When it comes out of the oven, the result is a heavenly melted and creamy cheese fondue that is so delicious. And it’s just two ingredients!
I have made this countless times for Sean and me. Sometimes I serve it still in its wooden container, and sometimes the container gives way to the melted cheese, so then I simply spoon that ooey gooey deliciousness into a small bowl and dig in. I serve it along side crackers and sliced apples. Bread cubes, bagel chips, pita chips and heck, potato chips all are great with a nice smear of this cheese fondue over top.
This recipe is just two ingredients, which pleases me no end. Just the camembert cheese and two tablespoons of a good white wine and you’re golden.
Cook with Brooke – Quick, Easy Camembert Fondue
We often have appetizers for dinner. I like to call it an urban picnic. A nice platter filled with finger foods that can be enjoyed over a period of time, no rush involved. Eat a little here, a little there, and this quick and easy camembert fondue makes its way to the platter consistently.
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