• 250g camembert or brie, or other similar cheese
  • 1 tbsp vermouth, or dry white wine, or kirsch
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • crackers or toasted bread, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 or heat your air fryer to 180C for 4 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Unwrap the camembert from its packaging, then place back into its box. Tie string around the box to secure. If using a cheese that doesn’t have a box, put into a ramekin or other ovenproof dish.

  • STEP 3

    Slash the cheese a few times and top with vermouth, dry white wine or kirsch, thyme sprigs and a pinch of dried chilli flakes.

  • STEP 4

    Bake on a baking tray for 20 mins, or if using an air-fryer, cook for 15-20 mins until gooey. Serve with toasted bread or crackers for dipping.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2011

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