How To Cook Camembert In A Ceramic Pot

Camembert is one of those cheeses that taste better when baked. It’s not the most complicated cheese to bake, but it does require a fair bit of preparation and attention. After all, it’s worth getting right!

Ceramic pots are perfect for baking – they don’t conduct heat as well as metal or glass containers do, so food inside tends to cook more slowly. This makes them an ideal vessel in which to bake Camembert, which is a soft cheese that can easily dry out if left for too long.

Ceramic is also non-reactive, which means you don’t have to worry about your Camembert tasting like clay! If you don’t own a ceramic pot or casserole dish already (and even if you do), here’s how you can use one to cook Camembert perfectly:

How To Cook Camembert In A Ceramic Pot

Preparing Your Pot

First, you need to prepare your ceramic pot. If this isn’t brand new, then wash it thoroughly and scrub out any residual odours (and taste) from previous meals. Then, put your pot in the oven at 200°C for 20 minutes. This will warm it up and help prevent it from cracking when you add the hot cheese later. You can also rub the inside of the pot with butter. This will help the cheese to release from the sides when you want to serve it. If you’re baking Camembert in a ceramic baking dish, you can skip the warming up in the oven. It’s not as necessary for ceramic baking dishes as it is for pots.

Ingredients

To make baked Camembert in a ceramic pot, you’ll need:

Camembert: Any type of Camembert works, but the bigger and thicker it is, the longer it will take to cook.

A ceramic pot or casserole dish: This is the container you’ll use to bake the cheese in.

Ceramic knives or hot pads: You’ll need to cut open the Camembert when it’s ready to serve.Baking paper: This will protect the ceramic from the Camembert leaking out when it’s ready to serve.

A baking sheet: This is to put the baking paper on when you transfer the Camembert.

Baking the Cheese

First, preheat the oven to 180°C. You’ll need a baking dish (ceramic or otherwise) to put the Camembert inside. Plan to put the cheese on a baking sheet – this will make things easier when you’re ready to serve it. Once the baking sheet is in the oven, open the Camembert and place it inside the ceramic pot. Now, what you put around the Camembert depends on how you want to serve it. For example, you can put it inside a ciabatta: This is a great idea if you want to serve it on a platter with other cheeses. Once the Camembert is inside the pot, wrap it with baking paper and put it in the oven. This will protect the ceramic from the leaking Camembert when it’s ready to serve.

The Easiest Way to Serve It

When the Camembert is ready to serve, remove the baking dish from the oven and put the Camembert on a serving platter. Underneath the Camembert, put a couple of slices of bread so that people don’t burn their fingers when trying to scoop it out. Now, to get that gorgeous melted cheese that baked Camembert is all about, you have to use the ceramic pot. The best way to do this is to put the Camembert on a hot pad and cut an “X” in the top with a ceramic knife. After a few minutes, the cheese should be bubbling and melted, but you don’t want to let it get too hot and burn.

Baked Camembert is one of the best ways to enjoy this classic cheese. It’s not the most complicated thing to make, but it does require a bit of attention when you’re doing it.

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