The Oktoberfest has already started and I wanted to make something simple to celebrate the great German folk festival. Of course, pretzels and large glasses of beer is what immediately pop into my head every time I think about the Oktoberfest.
“Obatzda” is is a Bavarian cheese delicacy which you usually spread on pretzels or rustic dark bread. It’s a classic example of Bavarian “Biergarten” food. Some people add a small amount of beer into their “Obatzda”.
I like mine real simple with crisp rye bread and a glass of cold apple juice. I’m not much of a beer drinker but my brother couldn’t resist indulging these with a glass of cold German beer.
It’s such a great explosion of flavors, biting into the “Obatzda” slathered bread topped with fresh radishes and red onion. It feels like being at the Oktoberfest without leaving the house! These make good appetizers for game nights or other get-together.
Cheers to a great Oktoberfest and a fantastic German Appetizer. 🙂
Yield: 8 – 10 Servings
Ingredients: 500 g Camembert Cheese 200 g Butter (softened) 1 tsp Ground cumin 1 tsp Ground paprika (sweet) Salt Pepper 1 bunch Chives 8 pieces Radish 1 Red Onion 2 Tbsp Olive oil 8 – 10 slices of rye bread (you can also slice Baguettes)
Directions: In a medium bowl, mix Camembert cheese and butter together, using a dough hook attachment.
Add cumin, paprika, salt and pepper and mix for another 1 -2 minutes until well combined and creamy.
Chop chives roughly and slice radish and red onion thinly.
Heat olive oil in pan and add the slices of bread; heat both sides of the bread for about 2-3 minutes until slightly brown and crisp.
Spread the crisp slices of bread with the “Obatzda” cheese and add the sliced radish and red onion on top.