Whether we are ready for it or not, we are hurtling into party season. Be it cozy festive dinners inside or lazy day barbecues around the pool I do think this Baked Camembert Focaccia with Honey and Dukkah will fit with any occasion you are preparing for.
Crusty freshly baked bread with a round of oozy warm camembert in the middle, drizzled with sweet honey and topped with a sprinkle of sea salt and dukkah makes for an impressive snack to nibble on. Serve it straight from the oven for maximum flavor. If you do not have the time or inclination to bake your own focaccia get some bread from the bakery but make sure it is more of a flatbread than a usual loaf style.
I love the combination of salt and sweet with the softness of the bread and the richness of the cheese. You can play with the flavors as well. Use a nutty dukkah with pistachios for instance (it will look so pretty) or replace the dukkah with a dusting of baharat or za’atar.
You could replace the honey with maple syrup or add flavor by using different kinds of honey (I do think the bread works well with the added sweetness but you can serve it without). If you know your guests love their cheese, add two rounds of camembert to the bread instead of just the one. Enjoy!Print
Hein is a Gourmet Hunter and Food Writer and Photographer in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. He has always loved food and photography is a relative new hobby. He uses his blog heinstirred.com to combine his love for photography with his other love, eating. He has fully embraced the food media world with his styling, photography and words being seen on various digital and traditional platforms.