Sunday, November 17, 2013

Grilled Camembert with Roasted Garlic

It has been a beautiful sunny day here and for the first time in a long time Mr B and I didn't have to work, or be anywhere or do anything, so we were eager to make the most of it and jumped on the bikes! It's been ages since I have ridden my bike and I was slightly concerned I would have forgotten it all, but it was actually one of the best ride's I've had in a long time. 

We rode up to Mr B's brothers house to see his new baby goats and just generally enjoyed being out on the road. 

By the time we got home it was nearly 3pm and our grumbling bellies told us that in all the excitement we had somehow forgotten to have breakfast AND lunch.....

.....believe me that is something that does not happen very often. 

We have been hearing great things about a new burger place that has opened up called The Burger Haus so we headed there and had what was without a doubt the best burger, fries and milkshakes of our entire lives. 

The burger was called Summer Lovin and involved a beef pattie, bacon, caramlised pineapple, tomato relish, aioli, lettuce, red onion, avocado, onion rings, beetroot, cheese and tomato. It was ridiculously huge but so so good. And it came with its own little mini fryer basket of fries - not only were they golden and crunchy, but they were cute too! 

Mr B couldn't go past the Mixed Berry and Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake with Vanilla Galiano and after trying this one, we cannot wait to go back and try the Cookies and Cream Milkshake with Baileys or the Ferrero Rocher Milkshake with Frangelico! It's amazing the difference it makes when venues actually serve their beverages in chilled glasses and go to the trouble to make things fresh instead of using artificial flavours.

Normally on a gorgeous sunny day like today we would enjoy our go to easy dinner of biscuits and cheese, but as you can imagine our bellies are beyond full right now and I think dinner is out of the question.

Last week, Mum and Dad took the humble biscuits and cheese to a gourmet level.......I'm talking grilled camembert on crispy sour dough with herb butter served with oven roasted garlic, cherry tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms and red onion and it was beyond awesome.....

Grilled Camembert
2 x 125g rounds of camembert, halved horizontally

Place cheese halves, rind side down on a lightly greased baking tray and grill for 2-3 mins or until melted and golden.

Serve on toasted sourdough with herbed butter, roasted garlic (recipe below), roasted cherry tomatoes, sautéed swiss brown and button mushrooms, red onion and spinach.

Roasted Garlic
The roasted garlic is to die for and aside from being incredible simply spread on toast, it also makes a tasty accompaniment to a nice steak or roast meal.

4 bulbs garlic, halved
Olive oil for drizzling
Sea salt and cracked black pepper

Preheat oven to 180C.

Place garlic cut side down on a baking tray lined with baking paper and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast for 30-35 mins or until softened and golden.


Mrs B xx

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