Monday, June 18, 2007

Baked Brie & Maple Syrup

The building I work in caught fire over the weekend and so I'm off till Thursday with pay. It's really going to be the best week of "work" ever. And best of all I get to cook breakfast, lunch and supper while listening to Bénabar and company.
I started off the day with a white grapefruit sweetened with a bit of brown sugar and a coffee. What you see in that little boat-like dish is the best breakfast you could ever make. I got the recipe from Déjeuner Chez Cora, a Québec chain of breakfast restaurants famous for serving mountains of fruit with every single plate. Though delicious, breakfast there usually sets you back at least $40 for two. So making this dish at home is not only convenient and delicious but gives the old wallet a break too. Anyways, enough about the virtues of being a cheapskate, here is the recipe for the baked brie & maple Syrup.
Fill the bottom of a small ovenproof dish with nuts of choice (I serve it with walnuts but it's great with any nut or nut mix). Cover nuts with slices of brie and then with slices of apple. Top the whole thing with about 3 tablespoons worth of pure maple syrup, none of that fake syrup c*!p. You should have enough maple syrup to sweeten but not make your head spin in a crazy sugar rush. After all ingredients have been combined, place prepared dish in 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes and eat hot. You'll never want to eat bacon and eggs ever again. Oh, and don't forget the fruit.

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