Cheese is a crowd pleaser. Something about cheese can totally turn your day around. You could be having a mediocre-at-best day and then someone offers you some melted cheese and DAMN all of a sudden your day ain’t so bad anymore now is it. Is it completely inappropriate to say cheese could act as an anti-depressant? Yes. It absolutely is inappropriate. Buuuuuuuut, eating certain foods can make you happy and boost serotonin levels.. so am I really that far off?
Truffle & Garlic Baked Brie
- December 16, 2019
- 20 min
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- 1 190g wheel of brie (~ 6oz)
- 1 garlic clove, sliced into thin slivers
- thyme leaves from 2 sprigs
- 1 tbsp truffle oil or olive oil
- black pepper
- Step 1
- With a sharp knife, gently score the rind on top side of the brie making a crosshatch pattern. Be extra careful not the slice all the way through. Put the brie in a round oven safe dish lined with parchment paper or an oven safe dish you plan on serving the brie in (I used a small cast iron pan). Insert the garlic slivers into the cuts of the brie and drizzle truffle oil on top. Sprinkle on the thyme leaves and bake for 12-14 minutes until it appears gooey and starts to bubble slightly.
- Step 2
- Finish with freshly cracked pepper and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving with crostinis or crackers, a ramekin of honey or fig jam, pesto and garlic confit!