Baked Camembert with dough balls

By Claragh Nugent

Dec 10, 2021

dough balls and baked camembert

Is there anything better than dough balls? Well yes actually!.. Doughballs dipped into oozy, gooey baked Camembert filled with garlic, rosemary and white wine. Now we’re talking. This indulgent recipe is perfect for the festive season and we’ve given it a twist, using a British camembert-style cheese,  Tunworth, for a home-grown (or made) alternative

About the chef: A masterchef contestant in 2018, Simon Spooner was taught to cook by his mother, a patisserie chef, and now runs his own business, whipping up a storm in the kitchen at supper clubs, private dinners and events.

Prep Time: 1h 30 mins (1 hour of proving)
 Cook Time: 15 mins
 Difficulty Level: Medium
 Serves: 4-6
 Dietary: Whilst Tunworth isn’t vegetarian, we recommend trying out Winslade (a Camembert-Vacherin cross) which is friendly for any veggies. 



  • 250g Camembert (we recommend Tunworth)

  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and halved
  • 50ml of white wine

For the Dough balls

  • 500g plain white bread flour
  • 7g dried active yeast
  • 1tsp caster sugar
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 300ml of lukewarm wat


For the Doughballs

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200c (it’s getting hot in here)
  2. Combine the flour and salt in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer.
  3. In a separate jug combine the water, oil and yeast and set aside for 5 minutes so that the yeast can activate 
  4. Once ready, add the water, yeast and oil mixture to the flour and knead with a dough hook in a stand mixer for ten minutes.
  5. After ten minutes remove the dough and leave it to prove in a warm place or proving drawer for 1 hour.
  6. After 1 hour, knock back the dough and portion into 20 pieces.
  7. Roll each piece into a ball and place on a baking tray 
  8. Bake for 15 minutes at 200c along with the Tunworth ]

n.b. If you don’t have the time you can skip this step and use pre-bought pizza dough!


For the Baked Tunworth

  1. Remove the Tunworth from its packaging and either return it to its original base or place into a cheese baking dish.
  2. With a sharp knife make multiple incisions in the cheese 
  3. Break off or cut small sprigs of rosemary and place them in the holes, followed by the garlic and then the white wine.
  4. Place the Tunworth on a baking tray and bake the with the doughballs for 15 minutes at 200c 
  5. When ready, remove both from the oven and serve. 

Let us know what you think, this camembert recipe is one of our house faves.

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