June 11, 2007

Vote for Me on July 1st!! June's Royal Foodie Joust

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.


JB said...

There sure is a lot going on there - it looks yummy though!

Sparki said...

Butter, camembert, and almonds? You really can't go wrong there!

Le Synge Bleu said...

i'm crying. seriously. totally crying. this is my dream come true dish - camembert AND toasted almonds ANd dried fruit AND butter? what? could anything be even more perfect?

Arties32 said...

I know...I know... Le Synge, do you think it might be hormonal ?(MAZEL TOV by the way!) Or do you always get weepy over great food?
Sparki- I think you have had a similar dish at my mother's house, I took her idea and built on it. Literally- ha ha.

Thanks for your comments!


JB said...

I couldn't find anything on the link for voting - does it not start until July 1? I didn't even see where the contest was posted. PLease advise so I can ote for your recipe!

Arties32 said...

If you go to the second link above on July 1st, you'll see voting options :)

Thanky if you do vote for me, and thanky even if you don't :)

Julie said...

That looks wonderful, I do a similar one with brie but I use Figs, walnuts and honey.