Baked brie de meaux

For an indulgent starter, try Eric Lanlard's rich recipe for baked brie, served warm and melting from the oven
By Eric Lanlard
Baked brie de meaux
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  • Serves: 4-6
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus overnight freezing
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 1 brie, de Meaux, large wedge, unpasteurised
  • 500 g puff pastry, ideally made with butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 100 g blanched flaked almonds

Method

1. Freeze the brie de Meaux overnight. 2. Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC/gas. 3. Roll out the puff pastry finely and use the pastry to wrap the whole brie, brushing the edges with egg yolk to help seal the pastry parcel. 4. Place the pastry parcel on a greased baking sheet, brush with the remaining egg yolk and sprinkle over the flaked almonds. 5. Bake for 25 minutes until golden and risen. Serve at once.

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