Extremely delicious and perfect for sharing.

Ingredients

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15- 20 mins / Cook Time: 20-25 mins

  • 1 whole round Camembert (200 grs)
  • 1 shop bought roll of puff pastry
  • 1/2 onion - finely chopped - pan-fried until soft beforehand
  • 4 streaky rashers - cut into strips and fried until crispy - I actually prefer pancetta
  • 1 egg - whisked for brushing
  • 1 potato peeled and parboiled - cut into slices
  • Onion seeds/ nigella seeds for garnish
  • Dressed green salad for serving

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out the puff pastry to get a round shaped pastry.
  3. Cut the cheese in half across the centre.
  4. Place the bottom half of the Camembert in the centre and using a knife cut the pastry evenly 8 times around. Using a mug cut the ends of the pastry into semi-circles.
  5. Place the onion and bacon into the centre of the cheese and top with the sliced potato. Place the other half of the cheese on top.
  6. Beat the egg and brush some on the edges of the pastry. Close the Camembert by folding up the pastry and press firmly for a tight seal one by one.
  7. Brush with the remaining beaten egg, sprinkle with the nigella seeds. Place on a parchment lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven once golden brown and allow to sit for at least 20 mins before serving as the cheese will be volcanicly hot once out to the oven.
  9. Dress some nice greens and place on 4 plates. Cut the cheese parcel into 4 even quarters and place on the plates and serve.