Tuesday, November 2, 2010

An Ode to Brie

 Oh how I love Brie Cheese... All cheeses are my friend, but Brie holds a special place in my heart...


Let me count the ways I love this delicious cow's milk treat:

Brie is:

 Delicious when melted
 Delicious when cold
 Delicious on a sandwich
 Delicious baked in a phyllo dough crust

 Oh Brie Cheese, I would bring you on a deserted island with me as one of my only possessions.

In honor of this ode, I will share some delicious Brie recipes with you:

Basic Baked Brie - Use Pillsbury Crescent Rolls for a short cut  - can't get much easier than this!


There are tons of variations to the basic baked Brie:

Apple and Pecan Baked Brie - perfect for a fall dinner party such as the one I am throwing tomorrow night!


Sugar and Nut Glazed Brie, courtesy of Paul Deen - Is it a dessert? An appetizer? Who cares!


While I could do an entire blog simply devoted to baked brie variations, here are some other uses for this magical cheese:

Take a regular ham sandwich, add some Brie, and you have a gourmet lunch... like in this Ham, Apple and Brie Sandwich


This Strawberry and Brie Bruschetta looks delicious!


Roasted Garlic and Brie Soup - Brie in a soup?! Yes, please.


If all else fails, or if none of these recipes strike your fancy, you can always try this simple snack: Put a piece of Brie on a baguette and broil for about 5 minutes... delicious, melty goodness in 5 minutes. Add in a glass of red wine, and you've got yourself quite the evening.

Thank you Brie, for being a special part of my life.


5 comments:

  1. I previously haven't been a big fan of brie, but your pictures are making me reconsider, haha, delish!!

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  2. Oh I love Brie as well. Favourite way is heated with red pepper jelly on top and served with baguettes.

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  3. Now I'm going to be craving Brie all day! How good does that brie and garlic soup look, huh? Going to have to try that one.

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  4. Hehe, funny! My favorite brie recipe is a strata with hearty buttered white bread, heavy cream, and eggs. Bad for the waist but good for the tastebuds!

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