*Small wheel of Brie cheese, size of your choice eg. 125g or 250gm
*Fresh garlic clove x 1, thinly cut into slices
*Dried Thyme x 1 small pinch, depending on size of brie
*White wine x 1 or 2 tablespoon’s
*Chili Jam x 1 or 2 teaspoon’s (alternatively drizzle over honey or sweet chili sauce)
*Boiling water from a freshly boiled kettle x 1 cup
-Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius
-Line an oven proof bowl (the size of a cereal bowl) with baking paper and put wheel of brie cheese in the center.
-Put garlic slices in a heat-proof bowl and pour over some boiling water. Let garlic soak for about a minute, then drain water. This removes some of the sharp, acridity.
-With a sharp knife, cut some cris-crosses into the brie.
-Insert 4 or 5 slices of garlic into the cuts, spreading them out evenly.
-Sprinkle over thyme and try and get some into the incisions.
-Sprinkle white wine over brie and then with a spoon spread over chili jam or sweet chili sauce or honey.
-Loosely cover brie bowl with tin foil and bake for approximately 15 minutes, until it’s melted.
-Eat while still hot/warm, with a charcuterie board or plank with various meats/cheeses, fruit and crackers or alternatively treat the baked brie like dip and serve with torn pieces of sourdough bread, crackers and/or veggie crudités.