Bring a whole new level of fondue goodness to your next cheese board or grazing table with a lush, oozing, melting baked brie cob. Yes. A BAKED BRIE COB LOAF, I say. Drooool.
Brie cheese is lush, creamy and packed with flavour. It’s PERFECT for this cheese fondue type cob loaf. Dip to your heart’s content my friends!
Cob note: while any cob will technically do, Bakers Delight really are the cob making masters. They have a wide variety available from wholemeal to sourdough rye and everything in between. YUM.
Baked brie cob loaf recipe
- Cob loaf (Bakers Delight Continental French Cob loaf is our pick of the bunch – it has a fantastic outer crust that holds up to the oven and filling no problems)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 300g wheel of brie cheese (or any size, if you want a bigger cheese, who are we to say no?)
- 1 tablespoon of white wine (or stock or water)
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 heaped teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary
1. Preheat the oven to 220°C. Using a serrated edge bread knife, cut the top off the cob loaf to create a lid. Set aside.
2. Take your wheel of brie cheese and place it on top of the bread. Carefully cut out a circle of the same size in the cob. Don’t cut too deep though, the base of the cob loaf still needs to be intact!
3. Gently pull out the bread from where the cheese will be placed. Place the bread on a lined baking tray and drizzle the olive oil over the top. YUM.
5. Place the cheese into the hollowed out circle you’ve created and sprinkle brown sugar on the top. Don’t skimp on the sugar, it takes it to NEXT LEVEL status. Make sure you spread it out too. Drip the wine over the sugar and top with the chopped rosemary.
6. Put the cob loaf on the same baking tray as the other pieces of bread and the cob loaf lid. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes until soft and gooey.
4. Plate up your cob loaf with extra crackers and some extra rosemary. With a sharp knife, remove some of the outer crust on the cheese surface for the flavours of the rosemary and sugar to meld in with the cheesy goodness.
7. Serve it straight away with extra crackers and the crusty bread chunks. You could even add an array of vegetable sticks if you wanted to break up the cheesiness of it all. But for us, we’re ALL about the cheese. ENJOY!
Mad about the cob making life? See our epic spaghetti bolognese cob loaf recipe which puts a delicious spin on a family favourite!