whipped brie

Quick Look

  • Main Ingredientsbrie, honey, mache, bread, pepper
  • Cuisinefrench/american
  • Courseappetizer
  • Level Of CookingEasy

Nutrition Facts

Whipped brie, raw honey and baby mache on garlic rubbed crostini with telicherry pepper

  • Prepairation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 11 minutes
  • Servings: 42
  • Category: appetizers

This recipe is so simple.  It takes no time to prepare and it's decadent.  My favorite trio.  I made this last night at a dinner party and the crowd gobbled them up.  Thank you French Laundry- for my moment of inspiration- without you, I'd be lost in the culinary world of flavor combinations.

Ingredients

1 french baguette, sliced thin

triple cream brie cheese, 1/2 lb.

1/3 c. heavy whipping cream

raw, unfiltered honey

telicherry pepper in a pepper mill

mache lettuce

olive oil for brushing

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400.

Slice baguette into thin slices, it'll make close to 50 slices.  Brush each slice with olive oil and lay out on a sheet tray.  You'll have to make multiple batches.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.  Bake at 400 degrees for 11 minutes, flipping half way through.  The crostini will be a golden brown when finished.

Meanwhile, while bread is baking- take the rind off the brie and put in the bowl of a standing mixer.  Using the paddle attachment whip brie until light and fluffy, like softened whipped butter.  Put speed to low and slowly pour in up to a 1/3 c. heavy whipping cream.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl to incorporate fully.  Leave the brie out at room temperature.

Spread the raw honey on a crostini and make a quennelle, by rolling the brie between two wet spoons, creating an almond, football shape- place gently on top of the crostini.  Delicately place a leaf of mache on the brie and finish with cracked fresh pepper.

 

Molly Holbrook

A small town girl, living in a high tech world- hoping to one day live off the land as much as possible- all the while doing the things in life that make me the happiest....cooking, writing, cleaning, gardening, tootling with artsy goodies and aspiring to be a household name.