Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Brie in Puff Pastry

photo courtesy of musicjess on flickr

This is the recipe that inspired my friend to lovingly nudge me to start a blog. So thanks to Gill and to Sweet Indigo Life for planting the seed.

This brie really does look like a lot more work than it is. I usually serve this up on a cold winter's night in front of a roaring fire with a Beaujolais. Enjoy!

Wheel of Brie (any size you wish!)
Frozen Puff Pastry
Jam of Choice
Butter or Egg (optional)

Defrost puff pastry and spread out. Place brie in center of pastry. Top brie with a few scoops of jam (I like Red Pepper Jelly but Gillian went for the fig). Wrap pastry all around the brie (like a present), being sure not to leave any gaps or holes. Use sections of other puff pastry sheets if necessary. Brush with butter or egg white if desired (I usually don't bother). Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for appx. 20 minutes or until pastry is lightly browned and cheese has been heated through. Sit at room temp for a little while before slicing. Cheese should be runny but not pouring out.

Eat as is or with crackers.


  1. That recipe is delicious - definitely one to make at Christmas...hmmm...wonder what cranberry sauce would be like???

  2. Lurv it! The picture and the mission statement are fantstic. Can't wait for more.

  3. Tracey well done!!! The pic of your brie is well shot too!! Good job.

    I hope you find as much joy in this as I do. I've linked you and will follow!! Keep on writing, and cooking!

  4. Sounds like a great snack to me. Cheese, pastry, jam...all it needs is a steak and a coffee and all of the important food groups will be represented!

    I have got to get blogging...

  5. Thanks everyone! This is fun :-)

  6. Love the "Taste of Freedom" story Trace.. Makes me a bit sad though, missing the simplicity of my youth where my laughter could be heard for for blocks. Now, with the stresses and burdens of adulthood, I'm lucky to crack a smile most days. Maybe your right.. Need to to a better job of trying to bring back that simplicity to live in harmony with my current life. Easier said than done, but with rewards well worth embarking on the quest.

  7. I'm feelin it too girl! Getting back into squash after all these years...it's not only a great workout, it brings back a lot of memories. Though it IS hard to juggle the schedules and please everyone in the household, it is certainly worth every effort made. Making time for ourselves to do the things we love and that make us feel good is what keeps us sane and young at heart!

  8. Darryl...I think the secret is in your skates xo. Perhaps we should get a game of road hockey going soon - I bet you were a cute and laughable youngster. I love your big heart.

    Denise, seeing you get back into Squash is a wonderful thing to witness! Truly your happy place you talented thing, you!

  9. Most Awesome Blog Tracey! How inspiring and wonderful :-) I am sure to follow... can't wait for more!! hugs from Dianne

  10. awww...this is nice Tracey! Loved your story, and I am trying your brie recipe! Yummmm! Cousin Kathy :)

  11. Hey Tracey
    This is really cool. I enjoyed reading and I'll give the recipe a try this weekend. I look forward to the next one.

  12. Loved your story Tracey! You are very talented...at writing and in the kitchen! Fantastic! Cousin Karen


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