if I just stuck my face in this?
I don’t think so. Â I mean, it’s a baked brie. Â When you really think about it, who would blame me?
Well, my church small group might not appreciate it since I made it for them. Â It was our night to bring snack and I completely forgot about it until the night before. Â Once I remembered, I somehow got it in my head that I wanted to take a baked brie. Â A friend gave me her recipe last year and I took it to a couple of events where it was a huge hit. Â Well…I apparently lost the recipe. Â So what’s Â girl to do when she’s got her heart set on serving a baked brie and she’s lost her recipe?
Google to the rescue of course! Â What did we ever do without it?
The first Google listing was this recipe from The Food Network. Â It looked yummy but, frankly, I just didn’t have time to cut the brie in half, stuff it, trim the pastry to the circumference of the brie, and make decorations out of the pastry trimmings. Â So that recipe was quickly discarded.
The second listing was from Simply Recipes.Â Â I took one look at the recipe pic and knew this recipe wouldn’t disappoint. Â It had a very simple ingredient list.
First you lay out the pastry dough and set your brie wheel right in the middle. Â Then cover said brie wheel with raspberry jam.
Next you fold the pastry around the cheese, like so…
Then top with maple syrup and brown sugar and bake it up.
I like to serve it with crackers or crostini and sliced apples with candied walnuts on the side.
Oh, I almost forgot the most crucial step in the process! Â I can’t stress this enough –
DON’T STICK YOUR FACE IN IT BEFORE SERVING IT TO FRIENDS!
It’s tricky, but it can be done. Â Trust me.