Baked brie in sweet dough

Preparation time
over 2 hours

Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour

Serves
Serves 6–8

Dietary
Vegetarian

By Richard Bertinet

Ingredients

For the herb butter

  • 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter
  • 50g/1¾oz finely chopped parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • salt

For the sweet dough

  • 500ml/18fl oz full-fat milk
  • 30g/1oz yeast or 2 x 7g sachets of fast-action yeast
  • 1kg/2lb 4oz strong bread flour
  • 120g/4½oz unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 80g/3oz caster sugar
  • 20g/¾oz salt
  • 4 large free-range eggs, plus 1 beaten egg for brushing

For the brie

  • 1kg/2lb 4oz brie wheel
  • 1 garlic clove
  • fresh thyme sprigs
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • 2 tbsp aniseed liqueur

To serve

  • bread, toasted
  • green salad
  • cooked new potatoes
  • cured meat selection
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