Helen’s Home Cooking: Video and Recipe for Baked Cheese and Roasted Fragrant Jersey Royals

As with a great many recipes they don’t need to be difficult to impress. This one is always a winner whether with the family or as a supper when having friends round. This is a favourite of mine during the month of May when Jersey Royals are available, however baby potatoes shall work too.

Baked Cheese and Roasted Fragrant Jersey Royals

Serves 2-3



  • 250g round of Brie or Camembert
  • 450g of unpeeled Jersey Royals or baby potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Dried Rosemary or Thyme
  • Garlic Granules
  1. Pre heat your oven to 180′c, 375′f, gas mark 4.
  2. Lightly oil an ashet and tip your tatties into it, cutting larger ones in half.
  3. Drizzle over some olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle over the salt, pepper, garlic and herbs, adjusting to suit your taste. If unsure start with around a ¼tsp of each. I use more garlic than this but everybodies tastes vary.
  5. Place into the top of the oven for around 20mins.
  6. If using Brie unwrap and place into a small dish. Cover with tin foil.
  7. If using Camembert, unwrap your cheese place back into it’s wee basket and cover with the lid, place on a baking tray. Double check the basket is made with staples, if glued use a seperate dish.
  8. After cooking your tatties for 20mins, remove from the oven and give them a good shoogle.
  9. Return your tatties to the oven and put the cheese in at this point.
  10. Further cook for around 25mins until the tatties are golden and the cheese has started to sizzle.
  11. Place the cheese in the centre of a serving plate and surround with the tatties.
  12. Grab a fork and delve right in. Be careful as this is very hot.

NB. This works just as well with boiled baby potatoes, tossed in butter with a little parsley.

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