Baked Brie with Lavender Honey and Herbs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 16 servings
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Ingredients

Lavender Honey:

1 cup honey

2 tablespoons lavender flowers 

Baked Brie:

1 baguette 

1 garlic clove, chopped 

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 

1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 

1 tablespoon olive oil 

2 tablespoons store-bought or homemade Lavender Honey 

One 16-ounce wheel brie cheese, chilled in a freezer for 15 minutes

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Directions

  1. For the Lavender Honey (Makes 1 cup):
  2. Heat the honey and lavender flowers in a small saucepan over high heat until boiling, 4 to 5 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool. Once cool, strain the mixture through a sieve, filtering out the lavender flowers. 
  3. For the baked brie: 
  4. Preheat the broiler. 
  5. Slice the baguette diagonally in 1/4-inch-thick slices and place on a broiler pan. Broil until toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. 
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  
  7. Chop the garlic, rosemary and thyme and place in a small bowl. Add the oil and lavender honey and stir to combine. 
  8. Put the chilled brie on a sheet pan and score the top with a paring knife, as if you are etching it into slices. This will let the oil and herbs soak into the cracks and give the cheese room to melt and expand. 
  9. Spread the herb and honey mixture and spread across the top of the brie. Season with salt and pepper and bake until it starts to melt, 10 minutes. 
  10. Serve with the toasted baguette slices.

Cook’s Note

For the lavender honey, you can also place the lavender flowers in a spice bag. Save the remaining honey for toast, tea and as a topping for other cheeses. You can also use store-bought lavender honey. A slightly bigger or smaller wheel of brie cheese can also be used.

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