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Camem­bert is a soft, medium-flavoured cheese known for its creamy tex­ture. Pre­pared as a snack in white wine with thyme and gar­lic, it’s a win­ner for win­ter so­cial events!

SERVES 6-8 (as starters) Prepa­ra­tion: 10 min Bak­ing: 20-25 min

CROSTINIS 60ml (¼c) soft but­ter 10g mixed fresh herbs, chopped 4 gar­lic cloves, crushed 1 medium French loaf, thinly sliced 5ml (1t) sea salt flakes FON­DUE 2-3 Camem­bert cheeses 1 gar­lic bulb, halved hor­i­zon­tally handful of thyme sprigs 60ml (¼c) white wine

Pre­heat the oven to 200°C. Keep a bak­ing sheet and an oven­proof dish (big enough for the three cheeses) on hand.

1 Crostinis Mix the but­ter, herbs and gar­lic well and spread over the bread slices. Ar­range in a sin­gle layer on the bak­ing sheet.

2 Sprin­kle the salt over and toast the bread for 5-10 min­utes or un­til crispy and golden. Trans­fer to a serv­ing plate and set aside.

3 Fon­due Ar­range the cheeses, gar­lic and thyme in the oven­proof dish. Pour the wine over and cover with foil. Bake for 15 min­utes. Re­move the foil and bake for an­other 5-10 min­utes or un­til the cheese has melted.

4 To serve Dip the crostinis into the cheese and en­joy!

To vary the flavour, add rose­mary sprigs and le­mon wedges to the Camem­bert in­stead of the thyme and gar­lic.

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