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Soused Camembert

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Ingredients
  Ripe camembert cheese 2
  Dry white wine 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Butter 8 Tablespoon, softened
  Salt To Taste
  Cayenne pepper To Taste
  Brandy 3 Tablespoon (To Taste)
  Fresh white bread crumbs 3 Cup (48 tbs), toasted
  Parsley 6 Tablespoon, finely chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Slice the crust from cheeses using a cheese knife.
2. Quarter the cubes and place in a glass or ceramic bowl.
3. Cover with white wine and let soak overnight.
4. Line the inside of a 5-inch plain round flan ring or baking pan with foil.

MAKING
5. Drain cheese cubes from wine and pat dry on kitchen paper.
6. Return to a clean bowl along with softened butter and a little of the marinating wine.
7. Cream the mixture thoroughly with the back of a spoon or small wire whisk, until it is smooth and creamy.
8. Season with a small pinch of salt and cayenne if you like.
9. Stir in brandy and mix thoroughly.
10. Spoon the cheese mixture into prepared ring.
11. Place in the refrigerator to harden and chill before serving.

FINALIZING
12. On a plate, spread the breadcrumbs.
13. Invert the cheese ring upside down on the bread crumbs
14. Remove the flan ring and foil and coat bottom as well with bread crumbs.
15. Place on cheese platter and coat the sides with chopped parsley.

SERVING
16. Serve the Soused Camembert with bread or assorted crackers, providing a cheese knife to cut the cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Chilling
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes

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