I`m continuously discovering the great taste of the simple meals like this baked Camembert with caramelized onions. Yesterday I enjoyed this delicious soft and creamy cheese, which becomes softer after 10 minutes in the oven, perfect with a piece of fresh baguette. Just delicious! And because any noble food deserves at least a few lines of description, let me say you a few things about Camembert cheese.
Camembert city was famous for its cheese since 1680. But in 1971, during the French Revolution, Marie Harel tried a new delicious cheese recipe, called later after the city where it was discovered, after being tasted by Napoleon, who was extremely pleased. Today, Camembert is the most famous and popular French cheese.
Camembert is a soft, creamy cow’s milk cheese with a thin, edible crust. It`s ideal for spreading onto croissants and crackers, fruits or nuts. It is served with red wines and it reveals best it`s flavors at room temperature.
Baked Camembert with Caramelized Onions
Camembert cheese 1 onion 3 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp red wine 1 tsp brown sugar salt and pepper
Chop the onion and fry it in 2 tablespoons of hot oil. Add salt and pepper.
When the onion starts to brown, add the soy sauce, the wine and the brown sugar. Allow to simmer until sauce darkens and thickens slightly.
Remove the cheese from the package, make some stripes on top and wrap it in baking paper. Bake it in hot oven for 10 minutes over medium to high heat. You can serve with fresh baguette and a glass of red wine and of course, a generous spoon of caramelized onion sauce!