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November 11, 2012

Brie, Bacon & Onion Bowl



A few weeks ago I had seen a recipe for an appetizer,which I was immediately drawn to - Bacon & Brie ! Two of my favorites... I knew I wanted to make it soon, and pinned as well as printed the recipe immediately.

As life goes, I misplaced the print-out and could not find it on my Pinterest boards, it should be under my Appetizer board, but no.. it's not - I looked for a while, stopped and of course forgot about it.

When I looked through our finances file, yes the finances file! - the recipe was stuck in there... shows you what and how many things I am busy with at any given time of the day.  The little corner I use for blogging, crafting, doing finances, Roy's company quotes and a million other things looks like a disaster area- ALWAYS.

I do not use my desk or main PC much, because... the desk is full of stuff to be filed and the sewing machine is still there (for in case I quickly need to sew something - doesn't matter that it only takes minutes removing or replacing it in the correct storage ..), and to use the main PC for around 18 hours a day? That will be murder on my back and that is somehow the warmest room in the house !

Thing is: I found the recipe, but did not want to make it as an appetizer, but as a main dish.  The original recipe which I printed can be found on Amy's Cooking Adventures HERE but I have added much more to make it more filling, otherwise the recipe is basically the same.

A pic after I cut the loaf - just to make you more hungry for the recipe:



Brie, Bacon & Onion Bowl

1 Loaf makes 4 servings {add a salad or two for a main meal}

1 Oval or Round Bread  {I used an oval Portuguese bread}
2 TB Butter (+ a little for sauteeing the Onion and Mushrooms)
1 t Garlic Powder
1 Onion, chopped
250g Mushrooms, sliced
250g Bacon Bits
250g Brie Cheese, cold, rind removed
Parsley, chopped (optional)


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - line a baking sheet with baking paper
2.) Cut a piece out of the top of the Bread - remove most of the inside but leave a wall and bottom thickness of about 2.5 centimeters (one inch) - mix the Butter and Garlic Powder, use the back of a table spoon to spread the Butter on the inside and on the edges of the bread - put aside.
3.) Saute the Onion and Mushrooms in a small amount of Butter until soft and light brown - remove from pan and keep aside.
4.) Use the same pan and fry the Bacon Bits until crispy (drain if necessary)  - add the Onion & Mushrooms back and stir to combine.
5.) Spoon 1/3 of the Bacon mixture on the bottom of the hollowed out bread - place the Brie Cheese in the center on top of the Bacon mixture - add the remaining Bacon mixture over and to the sides of the cheese.
6.) Re-place the top piece of the bread and bake for 25 - 30 minutes.

Garnish with chopped Parsley and serve immediately with salads.

Hope you will enjoy!



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10 comments:

  1. Holy moly! Would it be wrong if I didn't share this with the family?! ;)

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  2. Oh wow this looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!!! And looks great served in the bread bowl!

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  3. Thanks so much! (I've got the brie, mushrooms, onions and bacon, just gotta get some bread) Scheduled for Wednesday night supper.

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  4. Wow! This looks amazing! Pinning and Sharing on my FB page :)

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  5. Visiting from Mealtime Monday. This is incredible!

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  6. Yummy! Pinning this for New Year's! (a printed copy could turn up in the finance folder here, too! lol!)

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing you awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Oh, I could eat all of this!! Yummy!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I'm keeping this recipe. :)

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  9. What a good idea to put the brie in a loaf. My hubby would love it. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures

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