I used to dislike Brussel Sprouts sooooo much, you couldn’t even believe it, then I made this Brussel Sprouts Wreath and everything changed.
Maybe the cheesy middle (definitely the cheesy middle), maybe the chestnut pieces, it all turned around pretty fast and there I was, eating them merrily while dipping fresh bread in the camembert that sat right in the middle.
So then I was like – hold on, this could easily transform into some sort of side dish for Christmas, with some additions here and there! And here we have what I thought looked a lot like a wreath, tasted like comfort and cheese, with the chestnuts to make it very christmas-sy.
If you are ready to dig in this as much as I am, let’s not wait any longer.
- 400g brussel sprouts
- 50g butter
- 80g chestnuts
- 2 tbs maple syrup
- 1 tsp italian herbs
- Salt & Pepper
- 1 fresh Camembert
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- Olive oil to drizzle
- Start by washing your Brussel sprouts and chopping 200g of them in half.
- Place on a roasting tray and add the butter, chestnuts and Italian herbs, then the salt and pepper and bake at 170°C for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and drizzle with the maple syrup, make space for the camembert to one side and let it rest while you prep your cheese.
- Remove the camembert from the box and cover it in foil, then place the camembert and score on top, fitting the garlic clove slices in the little spaces from scoring it. Add the sprig of rosemary and place on the oven tray with the sprouts.
- Bake for a further 20-25 minutes, and plate it with the cheese in the centre and the sprouts all around.
- Serve immediately with fresh bread and more rosemary on top.
As mentioned, the recipe for this Brussel Sprouts Wreath combines the Christmas look with one of the most authentic Christmas veggies, traditionally at least here in the UK.
It’s far from becoming everyone’s favourite – cue the kids here – but it’s bound to conquer all the adults who love cheese as much as I do, and I am one of the only ones in this house.
There is absolutely nothing better than a baked Camembert, with the garlic and rosemary, and there is nothing better than fresh bread, particularly admirable if a fresh out-of-the-oven french baguette.
But combine the two together, and you might even be able to add some lovers to the category.
We are now very close to Christmas – just a little more than a week to go! – and we are getting ever so excited for all the food and nice time we will be having, albeit far from home.
If you fancy reading a few more recipes or finding the perfect last-minute gifts for your loved ones, look no further than right here.
And why not follow us on our Instagram right here? We always have loads of content and ideas on it!