Baked Camembert with Caramelised Onions
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Serves: 4 - 6
  • 1 box of Camembert (I take mine out of the box when putting in the oven but if it comes in a wooden box you can bake it in that)
  • Few springs of fresh thyme and rosemary
  • 5 or 6 shallots (peeled and finely diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 3 tbspn balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbpsn red wine vinegar
  • 40ml dry white wine
  • Dash of olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ gas mark 4
  2. Add the onions, olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan. Leave the onions to soften. Once soft add the balsamic vinegar, red wine and white wine. Leave the pan to simmer on a gentle heat for around 25 minutes, until the onions are in a thick and sticky sauce. Stir regularly.
  3. In the meantime take the camembert out of the plastic wrapping and pop into a serving dish or keep in the box. Scatter some herbs on top and place in the oven for around 20 minutes.
  4. While the camembert is in the oven and the onions are cooking heat a large griddle pan. Slice up some ciabatta and then griddle each side for around 1-2 minutes.
  5. Serve up the onions in a small pot. Take the Camembert out of the oven and take straight to the table with the ciabatta.
Recipe by A Modern Rose at