Obviously at this time of year, party food, or food to feed a large group of people is often at the forefront of our menu planning. Fortunately, our new book from the team behind Twisted’s viral videos over on Facebook, Twisted: The Cookbook, is on hand to ensure that your guests don’t go hungry! The camembert hedgehog is one of their most popular videos to date (check it out here) so we thought you might like the recipe! Perfect for festive games nights, New Year’s Eve, or for that awkward period after the 26th but before the 31st where you’re just not sure if you’ve had enough cheese yet. You know the one. Enjoy!
CAMEMBERT HEDGEHOG BREAD
Ahh, the Camembert Hedgehog Bread—a stalwart of Twisted’s funk-cheese repertoire. Trust us, this will be your next dinner party show-stopper. Even the most amateur (and possibly drunk) chef should feel right at home with this dish, but its ease is only half the appeal. All it takes is six ingredients, ten minutes to make and twenty to bake, and boom, food heaven (and lots of weird dreams to boot).
1 large, whole camembert for baking, all packaging removed
1 large sourdough loaf (or any other large loaf of bread)
2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary, plus a few small sprigs
3 fat garlic cloves, finely chopped, plus a few slivers
6 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt flakes
HOW EASY? WITH EYES CLOSED
1 Preheat the oven to 175ºC/350ºF/Gas 4.
2 Using the bottom of your camembert box as a stencil, cut a hole in the middle of the loaf. Tear away the bread to make the hole as deep as the camembert.
3 Working around this central cavity, carefully cut your loaf in both directions almost all the way down to the bottom of the loaf (it’s important not to cut through the bottom crust). You want to have 1-inch (2.5-cm) squared individual segments (the perfect size for dunking).
4 Score the one side of the camembert and cut away the rind. Pop the cheese, cut side up, in the bread hole.
5 Mix the chopped rosemary and chopped garlic into the olive oil and spoon all over the loaf, encouraging the flavored oil into all the slits. Cover the loaf liberally with sea salt flakes. Pop a few mini sprigs of rosemary and a few garlic slivers in the middle of the cheese, along with a little drizzle of olive oil.
6 Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes and get your mates round.
Twisted: The Cookbook is available here.