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2 hrs 15 mins
Obatzda is a traditional soft cheese and beer dip from Bavaria. Served with vegetables and bread, it is the perfect in between meal bite to accompany a great beer. Cook time is the time needed to chill so the flavors meld properly.
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- 1 lb brie cheese or 1 lb camembert cheese, coarsely chopped
- 6 ounces cream cheese
- 1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup dark german ale
- 3 cloves roasted garlic (See note)
- 1 teaspoon caraway seed
- 1 pinch sweet paprika
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup diced Spanish onion
- 1 loaf French bread or 1 loaf german bread
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onions or 1/3 cup vidalia onion (for garnish)
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced radish (for garnish)
- cut vegetables, such as carrots or celery sticks,sliced bell peppers and bit sized florets of broccoli and cauliflow
- 1/2 lb mixed olive
- 1Place the brie or camembert in a medium bowl.
- 2Add the cream cheese, butter, ale, garlic, and caraway seeds.
- 3Add paprika, and salt and pepper to taste; beat well to combine.
- 4In a strainer, rinse the diced onion under cold water.
- 5Drain and transfer to a clean kitchen towel, squeezing out all the liquid.
- 6Fold the onion mixture into the cheese mixture.
- 7Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, allowing the flavors to melt, or store, covered and refrigerated, for up to 4 days.
- 8If using French bread, slice into 1/4 inch thick slices.
- 9if using German bread, halve lengthwise, then slice into 1/4 inch thick slices.
- 10To serve, top the obatzda with the Vidalia onion and radish slices, and surround with the fresh cut vegetables, olives and sliced of French or German hard bread.
- 11NOTE: To roast the garlic; peel off any papery coating from the garlic head.
- 12Using a large sharp knife, cut about 1/2 inch from the top of the bulb, exposing the tips of the garlic cloves.
- 13Place in a small baking dish, drizzle lightly with olive oil, and season with salt.
- 14Pour 1/4 cup of water in the bottom of the dish, cover tightly with foil, and roast in 375*F oven, about 1 hour.
- 15A sharp paring knife should insert into the garlic easily.
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Nutritional Facts for Bavarian Cheese Dip (Obatzda)
Serving Size: 1 (265 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 727.0
- Calories from Fat 307
- Total Fat 34.2 g
- Saturated Fat 18.6 g
- Cholesterol 95.4 mg
- Sodium 1343.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 77.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
- Sugars 4.8 g
- Protein 28.7 g