Thursday, 12 July 2007

Brie cheese goes international

'Brie cheese visiting Estonia' is what I wanted to call this post. But I was so wrong. What you see here, is a true mixture of different cuisines - put together into one weird, but wonderful tasting dessert. Into one weird, but wonderful tasting quick dessert.

It's Brie cheese from France, Blackcurrant jam from my granny's garden here in Estonia and coconut flakes from...well, God only knows where.

Brie cheese fried with blackcurrant and coconut

A small Brie cheese (125 g)
Blackcurrant jam
Coconut flakes (not toasted)

1. Place the coconut flakes onto a saucer or into a small bowl
2. Slice the cheese into thin rounds
3. Spread some jam onto both sides of the rounds and then press them onto coconut flakes, so that they're well covered with them.
4. Heat some oil in a skillet and fry the cheese rounds until the coconut flakes have turned golden brown.

This dessert fits just great with some cold ice cream. The crispy edges of the cheese, the soft jam with its deep taste and the exoticness from coconut...I didn't know what to expect when I tried this idea, but was positively surprised.
Brie cheese has visited Estonia successfully:)

The reason why my post was so short this time is that I'm actually leaving for Norway in less than an hour. Don't forget to eat while I'm away for the next two weeks!


Patricia Scarpin said...

I love brie and this is an interesting way of having it!

Have a wonderful trip!

Julie said...

I'm usually much more eloquent but all I can say is; "Yum".

Evelin said...

Patricia, my trip was a most wonderful one, thank you!

Julie, sometimes there just is no need for words;)

Butta Buns said...

This is so wonderful! I may break my no frying rule and try this. Anything for cheese!

Evelin said...

Butta buns, aren't rules made to be broken?:)

foodhoe said...

ooh this does look and sound delicious. I love your adventurous spirit in the kitchen!