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So it’s a quickie post today!
When I was in Cape Town for the shooting of the Dinner Divas Show Daniele invited a few friends over for drinks and a light dinner. I really didn’t have much time to spare to prepare the usual two course meal and all I could muster, from his sparse cupboards and fridge was a dressed Camembert, a piece of beef fillet to make some Beef Carpaccio which was served with crusty breads, salads and some fabulous wine that I bought at a wine tasting in Kloof Street on a previous visit.
With so many friends popping in for drinks this Christmas, a dressed Camembert can literally be on the table in all its ‘gooey’ glory in a matter of minutes!
1 Camembert (if you have the time,
leave it out and open all day to ripen)
120g slice of pancetta or bacon
100g sliced dried apricot
80g mixed nuts – salted is fine
a frew sprigs of thyme
honey for drizzling
Chop the pancetta into a small dice and fry in a little olive oil with a few sprigs of thyme until nice and crispy on the edges.
Slice or chop your apricots up and top the cheese with them and the nuts.
Add the fried pancetta and top with thyme leaves.
Drizzle the whole Camembert with plenty of your favourite honey. This is a far healthier option than the traditional sugar glaze.
And in just ten minutes … it’s ready!
Here is the platter of Beef Carpaccio ….
The sun is actually shining here today in KZN …… YAY!
Don’t forget to tune into SABC2 this Saturday Morning for the First Challenge of the
Dinner Diva Finals
It’s a ….