Baked Camembert with Parmesan and Parma Ham Straws
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Serves: up to 6
  • 1 box camembert (If baking for 2-4 people then a small 250/300g camembert is enough. You will need a larger camembert if baking for more people or buying a few small ones and baking them individually)
  • Few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 12 slices of parma ham
  • 1 sheet puff pastry (rolled out)
  • 50g grated parmesan
  • 1 medium egg (beaten)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C fan/400°F/gas mark 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Lay out the puff pastry. Brush with the beaten egg. Then sprinkle the grated parmesan on top.
  3. Cut the puff pastry into long thin strips (about 1cm wide). Then gently twist the strips. Take a thin slice of parma ham and then wrap around the twisted strip of pastry. Lay out on the baking tray and then repeat with the leftover ingredients. Pop in the oven for around 15 mins.
  4. Place the camembert into a small baking dish and sprinkle some fresh thyme on top. Also pop in the oven for around 10 mins.
  5. Take the cheese straws out the oven and plate up on a serving dish with a few more sprigs of fresh thyme. Take the camembert out of the oven and gently pierce with a knife so that you see the melted cheese and serve immediately.
Recipe by A Modern Rose at