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Every now and then, on special occasions worth celebrating such as This Moment Right Now, I like to make something truly criminal for dinner, like this:

Take a nice soft cheese.

Baked cheese

Sprinkle it with aged balsamic and fresh rosemary.

Baked cheese 1

Cut off the top and stuff garlic gloves inside.

Baked cheese 2

Bake in the oven.

Baked cheese 3

Dip in.

Cheese for dinner … why not?

Do you have a guilty pleasure? What is it, and how often do you let yourself indulge?

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34 Response Comments

  • Katie  June 28, 2011 at 12:22 am

    This is what my life has been missing, although I did not realise it until this very minute.

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    • Torre DeRoche  June 29, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      I’m both delighted and extremely sorry to have introduced you to this.

      Reply
  • Kim  June 28, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Oh, hell yes! And chocolate for dessert!

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  • Dyanne@TravelnLass  June 28, 2011 at 1:13 am

    OMG – I’m verily GASPING for breath here at the mere sight of it!

    And here I (foolishly) thought Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia was good. Shoot – compared to that luscious cheese concoction, the B&G’s akin to frozen dishwater (that previously washed a few cherries of course)!

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    • Torre DeRoche  June 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      Ew! Frozen berry dish water icy poles. That’s quite a horrible thing to imagine.

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  • Odysseus Drifts  June 28, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I live in Asia, Torre. The land that cheese forgot. That last photo of your post just made me weep a little.

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    • Torre DeRoche  June 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      If I could, I’d send you cheese, but instead I send my condolences.

      Reply
  • Katja  June 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Oh.
    Emm.
    Gee.

    That looks amazing! I’ve done baked camembert before but never thought to add the garlic, balsamic and rosemary. That’s going to have to be tried, and soon …

    My guilty pleasure at the moment tends towards Nutella, straight from the jar, with a spoon. Oh yes. Before I moved here I’d go for cheese over chocolate every time, but Italy has changed my tastebuds. That’s what living in a country that subsists on coffee and cake does for you. 😉

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    • Torre DeRoche  June 29, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      I’ve been doing a bit of Nutella-by-spoon lately. 🙁

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  • Toni  June 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Sat at my office desk salivating and sincerely hating you right about now Torre haha. Think I better get my butt to the supermarket =) Yummy!

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  • Milla  June 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    looks bloody lovely, most def. Cheese over chocolate over ice cream every time. Well, apart from, I do make the most truly delicious fudge which is making me almost dizzy just to recall. God, food can be good.

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    • Torre DeRoche  June 29, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      Fudge. Mmmm . Few things are more criminal.

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  • Meg  June 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    My guilty pleasure is french fries. I am vegan so I don’t eat cheese or I would eat this right up. I can not resist french fries. I try and eat them from places where I know they are cooking them in a semi-healthy oil but that is defiantly my weakness. The cheese entree does look delightful! 🙂

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    • Torre DeRoche  June 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm

      Fries are pretty good. Which places do them in semi-healthy oil?

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  • Benjamin  June 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    That looks absolutely delicious.

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  • Rease  June 28, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    CHEESE!

    Cheese is a pretty amazing thing. My guilty pleasure is really just copious amounts of ice cream.

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    • Torre DeRoche  June 29, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      Cheese IS amazing. I’m considering recreating my blog and turning it into a cheese shrine.

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    • Torre DeRoche  June 28, 2011 at 11:46 pm

      You use bread sticks and eat it more like a dip.

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  • The Travel Chica  June 29, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Oh my God! That looks delicious. I’m making it tomorrow!

    I don’t really have too many guilty pleasure dishes that I make for myself. It’s usually me going out for ice cream or a hot fudge brownie sundae. Mmmm… wonder if the cafes are still open 🙂

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    • Torre DeRoche  June 29, 2011 at 11:28 pm

      Hot fudge brownie is my new fantasy after having it at Nobu (not a sunday, but bready on the outside, melted chocolately on the inside). Oh so good.

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  • Debbie Beardsley  June 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Well this was sounding good as you went along and then you baked it! Thats when it become awesome. I love those “This Moment Right Now” moments when we throw everything out the window and just have what we want.

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    • Torre DeRoche  June 29, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      I’m a big believer in those moments up until the point that my waistline starts to get angry. 🙂

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  • Akila  June 30, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Love the idea of cutting tops off and stuffing garlic cloves inside. Will totally do that!

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    • Torre DeRoche  July 4, 2011 at 7:11 am

      Garlic cloves stuffed inside anything is a good idea.

      Reply
  • Sally  July 2, 2011 at 1:33 am

    WHY did you post this? You know some of your readers live in countries where the cheese selection is limited to Kraft singles. And now I’m licking my computer screen.

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    • Torre DeRoche  July 4, 2011 at 7:11 am

      I hope you used some rubbing alcohol on your monitor before licking.

      Reply
  • Lorna - the roamantics  July 3, 2011 at 8:57 am

    okay, you made that look WAY too easy…like easy enough for me to do it! and now i’m tortured as the chinook has a stove top but no oven! my friends are sure to drop dead of shock when i offer to cook dinner at their house 😉

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    • Torre DeRoche  July 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

      I know a great recipe for stove-top bread 🙂

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  • katie  July 5, 2011 at 7:26 am

    i may have just died and gone to heaven. experienced enlightenment too? how have i never tried baking cheese in balsamic, rosemary and garlicky goodness? wow.
    honestly, this, i have to try.

    Reply

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