Looking for a tempting appetizer to wow your guests over the festive period?
My Chilli Pecan Camembert (borrowed from the fantastic people at The Pampered Chef) is simple and utterly delicious. The taste-bud tingling treat will not fail to impress:
50g pecan halves, coarsely chopped
1 fresh jalapeno chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
70g apricot jam
1 (250g) round Camembert cheese
½ large French baguette
Olive oil for spraying
1. Preheat oven to 190oC/Gas 5. Coarsely chop pecans and finely chop chili. In a small bowl, combine chili and jam, and mix well.
2. Cut Camembert in half horizontally. Place one half of Camembert, cut-side up, onto a baking tray or stone. Spread half of the apricot jam mixture evenly over bottom half of Camembert. Top with half of the pecans and the remaining half of Camembert, cut-side up. Spread remaining apricot jam mixture over Camembert; sprinkle with remaining pecans.
3. Cut baguette on a bias into 24 5mm-thick slices. Arrange baguette slices, slightly overlapping, around Camembert; lightly spray with olive oil. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until baguette slices are crisp and golden on top and Camembert begins to soften. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Hello and welcome to Field Top Kitchen! In writing my first ever blog, and trying to find an appropriate profile picture to share, I've come to the conclusion that it is almost impossible to find a decent picture of myself. Seriously. Does anyone else have this problem? Scouring our numerous holiday and major event photos it appears that a) my husband and I are a one-parent family (we're never in a picture together) and b) I never actually have decent hair when I'm away from my straighteners! On all the pictures from weddings we've attended, where at the time I thought I looked ok, I appear to have had too much to drink and look slightly odd. So hence, I gave up searching and have used this holiday shot from France in August - I don't look too fat, I'm tanned and my sunglasses cover my wrinkles but I've no idea what the kids are doing!
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