Brie-zy Afternoon Delight—Snack for 2

“Brie-zy Afternoon Delight” is a delightful French snack featuring creamy Brie cheese. This simple yet elegant dish offers a rich, indulgent experience, perfect for an afternoon treat. Enjoy the smooth, buttery flavor of Brie in this easy-to-make recipe that brings a touch of French sophistication to your snack time.

Meal Type

Snack

Cuisine

French

Servings

2

Food Stars

Brie

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You Need This Stuff

  • 200g Brie cheese
  • 1 baguette
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  2. Place your baguette on the cutting board and, using the sharp knife, cut it into 1/2 inch slices
  3. Arrange these slices on the baking sheet
  4. In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic and olive oil Use the garlic press if you need to mince the garlic further
  5. Using the pastry brush, apply a thin layer of this olive oil and garlic mixture onto each slice of baguette
  6. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the baguette slices are golden brown Use your oven mitt to handle the hot baking sheet
  7. While the baguette is toasting, place your medium skillet on medium heat
  8. Add your halved cherry tomatoes to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally with your wooden spoon The tomatoes should be slightly softened but still retain their shape
  9. Add chopped basil leaves to the skillet and stir well Season with salt and black pepper to taste
  10. Remove from heat after about 2 minutes when basil is wilted but still vibrant in color
  11. Take out your Brie cheese from its packaging Using your sharp knife on cutting board, slice it into thin pieces enough for each toasted baguette slice
  12. Once baguette slices are toasted, remove them from oven using oven mitts Immediately place a slice of Brie cheese onto each warm slice of bread so that it begins to melt slightly
  13. Top each cheesy bread slice with a spoonful of cooked cherry tomatoes and basil mixture using wooden spoon
  14. Arrange these completed snacks onto serving platter ready for serving’

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Beti’s Reflections

Picture this: I’m strolling through the cobblestone streets of Paris, the aroma of fresh baguettes wafting through the air, when I stumble upon a quaint little boulangerie. The owner, a charming French woman, shares her family’s secret recipe for a delightful snack that has been passed down for generations. And voila! That’s how I discovered the Brie-zy Afternoon Delight Recipe.

Today, I bring you this easy-to-make French Baguette Appetizer that serves two and is perfect for an indulgent afternoon treat. However, do note that this recipe includes Brie cheese and is not suitable for those following vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free or low-fat diets.

Our star ingredient is 200g of creamy Brie cheese which brings a rich and buttery flavor to our dish. We’ll be pairing it with a crispy garlic toasted baguette – an absolute classic in French cuisine! The cherry tomato basil topping adds a burst of freshness and color to our snack, while minced garlic and olive oil lend their aromatic charm to our Baguette and Brie appetizer.

First things first – preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Slice your baguette into half-inch slices and arrange them on a baking sheet. Combine minced garlic with olive oil and brush this mixture onto each slice before popping them into the oven until golden brown. Meanwhile, sauté halved cherry tomatoes in a skillet until slightly softened but still retaining their shape; add chopped basil leaves seasoned with salt and black pepper to taste. Once your baguette slices are toasted to perfection, top each slice with thin pieces of Brie cheese so it begins to melt slightly from the warmth of the bread. Finish off by spooning over your cherry tomato basil topping onto each cheesy bread slice.

And there you have it – the Brie-zy Afternoon Delight! This easy gourmet snack is a testament to the elegance of French cuisine, bringing together the creamy goodness of Brie cheese and the crunch of a garlic toasted baguette. Whether you’re cooking for two or just treating yourself, this recipe is sure to transport you straight to the heart of Paris. Bon Appétit!

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