Stuck for a quick appetizer? This is positively sexy!!!
2 bulbs of garlic, unpeeled with the tops sliced off
3 tbsp butter
Scant 1/3 cup (or 3 fl oz) olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 squidge of honey
2 large fresh rosemary sprigs
3 bay leaves
7oz to 9oz Camembert, plastic wrapping, label on cheese and lid removed but still in it’s wooden box, at room temperature
1 French baguette, ripped into 4 inch pieces and sliced horizontally
Preheat the oven to 400 F
In a roasting dish add the butter, oil, a pinch of salt, a couple of twists of black pepper, the honey, the rosemary and bay leaves. Mix it all together then add the garlic bulbs, cut side down on top of all that great stuff and bake in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes.
After 30 to 35 minutes, cut a large cross in the top of the Camembert and add it to the oven.
Make sure the plastic covering and lid is removed and anything else other than the cheese and the bottom box that it came in. Add the French baguette to warm up too
Serve by slathering some warm gooey Camembert on a slice of baguette then squeezing out a couple of the caramelized cloves of garlic on top!