Whole Baked Camembert

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Step 1.

Preheat your oven to 180°C/356°F.

Step 2.

Line a roasting tray with baking paper. Cut the grapes into small bunches. Put the grapes onto the tray and drizzle with olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and a grind of pepper. Sprinkle 1 tsp of chilli flakes over the grapes and whack the tray in the oven for 10 minutes.

Step 3.

Meanwhile, take the camembert out of the plastic wrapping and its cloth then place it back in the empty box with the lid off. Prick the top of the cheese all over with a sharp knife. Season with a grind of pepper and ½ a tsp of chilli flakes. Once the grapes have cooked for their allotted time, nestle the cheese in the centre of the tray and roast for another 10 minutes.

Step 4.

Ciabatta time. Cut the ciabatta in half lengthways and then in half across the middle. Slice the bread into soldiers around an inch thick and set aside.

Step 5.

Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave and add to a bowl. Crush the garlic, add to the butter and stir.

Step 6.

Lay your ciabatta soldiers in a single layer on a large baking tray. Pour over the garlicky butter and a pinch of salt and a good grind of pepper. Whack in the oven for 10 minutes.

Step 7.

Take the grapes and camembert out of the oven and drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the grapes. Return the tray to the oven and bake for a final 10 minutes until the cheese is oozy, the grapes are soft and the soldiers are crispy. Serve all together and dig in! Enjoy!

You may want to encase your camembert in tin foil if it starts to melt out of its box.

500g Red Grapes
1 ½ Tsp Chilli Flakes
1 Camembert (250g) - Make sure to buy it in its wooden box
Loaf of Ciabatta
100g Butter
4 Garlic Cloves
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
Olive Oil