Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Best Baked Brie and My Kitchen

This is where I spend most of my day.  I had my kitchen done about ten years ago.  It was the last room in this house to be redone because of the inconvenience.  I cooked for months on a hot plate in my garage while the work was being done. It was like permanent camping.
 But first I want to show you my new baked brie obsession.  I've been making my own truffle mustard.  I mix 1 cup of grainy country Dijon mustard with 4 T. Grey Poupon Dijon and 2 T. yellow mustard.  Then I whip in about 4 T. of black truffle oil.  This mustard takes hamburgers to a whole new level. I have been serving it to my family to spread on french bread topped with baked brie.

 I cover a round of brie with really good local honey and top it with salted almonds.  This gets baked in a hot oven for about 25 minutes.

 I've been adding fresh tomatoes drizzled with balsamic vinegar to eat on the side. I love having all of these tomatoes from the garden and serve them with everything.

 Once the brie has baked, I thinly slice some sausages to serve along with it.  Spread the bread with some of the truffle mustard and top with melted brie, honey and almonds.  If you have fresh apples, pears or peaches, you can thinly slice them and bake them along with the brie.  A fabulous combination of flavors.

 I couldn't hold off any longer.  I had to get out the Staub pumpkins and the Fall Pyrex bowls with the sheaves of wheat on them.  I am slowly surrounding myself with Fall things.

My work station.  This is where I pump out all of the food.
 My next kitchen will be much more utilitarian. This one is a bit too fussy for the way I cook. The older I get, the simpler I need things to be.

20 comments:

Jan (JFM) said...

Love your kitchen, Jaz!!! It goes so beautifully with your autumn pieces!

Gosh...that food looks delicious and your photos look like they just came out of a cookbook! Fantastic as always~~~

jody said...

ohhhh YUM! i want to come over! love your kitchen too! enjoy your day!

Dee said...

Beautiful kitchen and beautiful food!

CityGirlCountryBloke said...

Almonds and honey. Yum! My mom bought me a pretty baked brie dish for Christmas so I'll have to try that out!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Great brie recipe Joyce, I always have those things on hand and its perfect to serve for company too
xx
julie

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

Beautiful kitchen!

I've never eaten baked brie, only deep fried and that I like. But doesn't it get awfukky sweet with all that honey or does it even out while it's baking?

Have a great day!
Christer.

Laurie said...

such a warm and cosy atmosphere your kitchen has, so thats where all the magic happens is it, lol, baked brie, yum yum!!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I don't blame you for getting out your fall cookware. After all, Lughnasa is almost here!

I adore baked brie. Too bad it's so high in fat, otherwise I'd live on it.

Craig said...

You're kitchen looks gorgeous, the baked Brie looks and sounds wonderful. And I love those pumpkin dishes!

Guillaume said...

Baked brie is great. I love the kitchen, especially the pumpkins.

Amanda said...

Jaz,your kitchen is extraordinary!! i love all the pumpkins:) I will be trying your baked brie AND mustard recipe,looks delicious~! Looking forward to your homes' transformation into the fall/halloween season!! Cheers :)

Barb said...

That is quite a lovely kitchen!

Patty Woodland said...

I know what you mean. Mine is simple and built for work. My last one for more built for show.

TARYTERRE said...

It's a lovely kitchen. You are super woman in it, that's for sure when it comes to food.

Perfectly At Home, New England. said...

I'm a new follower and wanted to say "hello"! I love your kitchen, but the recipe sounds and looks delicious! I can't wait to try it, and I definitely can't wait to pull out my fall decor! :)

Tim

1st Man said...

I'd stay in there all day too, ha. Very pretty. And can't wait to try the mustard. Sounds yummy!!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I've seen photo's of your kitche before and I always want to turn around and look all the way around!! Loved the toaster..the Autumn Kitchen Aid mixer...which was exquisite. Well, you already know I am fascinated with the entire place! LOVE it! Oh, and you too, of course!! LOL

Nellie said...

I will be trying that brie! I love your kitchen space!

Joy said...

Everything looks beautiful and delicious! Your family is soo lucky! :-)

luckybunny said...

Love your kitchen, it's gorgeous and the brie looks to die for. I'll have to try this, I know I'll love it. Thanks for sharing!