Baked Brie+Microwave= Yum or Molten Cheesy Explosion?
- Dommy Dec 18, 2007 10:23 AM
Hi Cooking Hounds! I've missed you guys terribly, I hope next term my prof is not so psycho so I can actually start cooking again...
But its holiday time and I have to make a sweet treat for work party tomorrow. Of course, I hardly have time for it, so I was thinking of making an easy peasy baked brie with Pecans and a Maple Sugar Glaze...
Here's my problem though... The party is actually at work and the only thing I have to warm it through again is a Microwave. Can I GENTLY re-heat my baked brie in the microwave? Or will that forever get me banned from the breakroom...
Thanks so much!!
You can re-heat in the microwave. Watch before it gets too runny. If you decide to wrap it in puff pastry, however, you will need an oven to re-heat.
Just do it gradually, in maybe 15 second increments, and insert a knife to find out if it has reached the necessary stage of goodness. Yum.
Heating Brie is sacralage! Baked brie is the California Roll of the Cheese world.
ON that note, if you INSIST on taking one of the world's nicest cheeses and desicrating it, you can gently do it in the microwave. I would suggest heating the glaze seperately, though, and doing the brie at half power.
As Jung said, a pastry crust just can't be done without an oven. It will go all funny and icky in the microwave. Is there no toaster oven at work? You could bake it in a toaster oven.
Herm... The most wonderful baked brie I had a great french restaurant...
Anyway, no crust, just maple glaze and sadly, we have no toaster oven here... our toaster oven actually got re-possessed by the building manager for 'mis-use' (And you guys think I'm kidding about being banned from the breakroom... :P)
I've had success with microwaving brie but if you do have a puff pastry or any other pastry it would probably get soggy and not as delicious. Just microwave at short 30 sec to 1 min intervals and watch carefully.
I use and defend microwave use in a busy kitchen. Brie, however, will break down and separate too easily in a microwave. Serve it at room temperature.