new year's eve eve

03 January 2014

The night before NYE, E and I spontaneously decided that it would be a tradition to celebrate new year's eve eve, just the two of us.

Since NYE this year was going to involve some classic Japanese food, we decided to go French for this meal and do an easy, but very indulgent meal for two.

It involved this:







Got the gist yet?

It's hardly an original idea, there are recipes for this all over the internet but really, it's barely a recipe. You preheat the oven (ours was at 200 degrees celsius), stick whatever herbs and flavours you want in your heavenly block of camembert (we used thyme, rosemary and smashed garlic cloves) and pop it in the oven for about 15 minutes.

We opened a bottle of bubbly as we had a few stashed away that were given to us, threw together a simple salad, tore off pieces of freshly baked baguette, and we had ourselves a feast.











Gooey melty cheese is always a winner in my books. It was a delicious way to spend the last quiet evening between us before 2014 came knocking.

This would be a serious crowd pleaser, but be prepared with more than you think you'll need - it gets eaten scarily fast.


24 comments:

  1. oh myyyyy this looks amazing. pretty much the perfect new year celebratory meal i can think of! :) and what a great idea to celebrate new years eve eve - just the 2 of you :)

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. you really can't go wrong with melted cheese can you?! x

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  2. Be still my beating heart! Champagne and cheese are two of my favourite things!

    Happy New Year lovely

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

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    1. you have very good taste ;) happy new year to you too! x

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  3. goodness, this looks heavenly! *drools* I bet it tasted like paradise!

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    1. pretty much, yes :) please try it! x

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  4. I tried that before too, it's very nice! :]
    Best wishes for 2014 :]

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  5. If I would disappear for half a year, u change appearance of the blog and change the names still these posts would betray you;-) Happy New Year and wish u that all wishes me or anyody else would say to u aren't just a New Year cliches, but the real source of strength, inspiration and happiness in the following time! xx

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    1. what a sweet message! thank you lovely. i hope 2014 has lots of exciting things in store for you as well :) xx

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  6. Oh my goodness this looks incredible. Absolutely doing this one day soon. I have only ever tried camembert once but I think I need to eat it more often..
    N xo

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    1. i can still remember the first time i tried camembert and instantly fell in love! it's something indulgent i love in the colder months, you definitely should reunite with it soon :) x

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  7. Holy food porn! This looks absolutely delicious! You can never go wrong with cheese :)

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    1. yep, cheeseporn. it's the best. x

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  8. This looks sooo gooooooooood. I freaking love melted cheese haha. If only indulging wasn't so bad for you because if it wasn't I would probably eat it every single day... Also I didn't know you could do this with camembert! Good to know ;]

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    1. thank god we are vaguely aware of what is healthy and what isn't, right?? i would jump on this stuff far more than i should if i didn't have a conscience…. ;) x

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  9. I love celebrating new year's eve just with my boyfriend too. We've been doing that for the past couple of years now. We're always surrounded by people during the holiday so we make this evening "ours" to really catch up and enjoy some quality time with each other.

    Fun fact: We actually tried to do a baked camembert too last year but it was a TOTAL disaster! haha yours look amazing though :)

    xx

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    1. totally agree, it's such a good idea and it gives you both some down time amidst the madness! what happened with the cheese?? ovens can be quite temperamental if that was the problem… x

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  10. Ohh my gosh, you've made me VERY hungry! Melty cheese wins at everything!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. haha love it! i think being with a french partner has made me so much more passionate about cheese, not that it didn't deserve the attention before ;) x

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  11. Ummm yep worth every bit I'm sure!

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    1. thank god we ate it in the holiday season when calories don't count… ;) x

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  12. Baked camembert is alway a definite winner... along with champagne! x

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