Over at The Leftover Queen's website, http://www.leftoverqueen.com, Jenn started a new forum, http://www.leftoverqueen.com/forum/index.php?board=5.0. The forum promotes a monthly contest, the Royal Foodie Joust. The three ingredients for this month's contest are nuts, cheese and dried fruit. Being a newbie at cooking contests, I made those the only ingredients (except for one- butter) in my Joust entry. I might not be the only one who uses the ingredients in such an elementary, some-might-say predictable fashion, but when you try this recipe for your next get-together or weekend afternoon treat, I think you'll agree that it's a winner!
Try my recipe and if you agree, please vote for me on July 1st at the forum (link above).
Toast 1 cup of sliced almonds in 1/2 a stick of salted butter. After almonds are brown, throw in another 1/4 stick butter to melt. Remove from heat.
Boil 1/2 cup each of dried apricots, dried cherries and golden raisins for 4 minutes and drain.
Place small round camembert in baking pan and preheat oven to 350. Pour fruit on and around cheese.
Pour toasted almonds and butter on top of that.
Finally, bake uncovered at 350 for 18-20 minutes. Remove and transfer to serving platter. Serve warm with bread of choice- I use mini toasted breads.
...and the eggs.