Baked Halloumi

Though I can’t say I’ve got over my term  one  fatigue just yet, I feel I have my cooking mojo back at long last.  Thank heavens.  I’ve been staring at the same squash and the same block of halloumi for weeks now and have had absolutely no idea what to do with them at all. 

Then yesterday (my 32nd birthday – not 33rd as I’d thought!) I got Nigel Slater’s new book, Tender, and ideas/inspiration came flooding back.  Haven’t actually made anything from Tender yet but I’m very thankful Mr S for getting me out of the rut with his consistently gorgeous recipes and ever soothing chat.

Love ya, Nigel!

Baked Halloumi with Honey and Thyme (Adapted from Real Fast Food)

(serves  4 as a starter or 3 as part of a main salad)

250g block of halloumi

1 tspn honey

1 tblspn olive oil

Palmful of fresh thyme leaves

Pinch of ground pepper

  • Pre-heat oven to 200 oC.
  • Cut the halloumi into 1 cm thick slices and place on a piece of tinfoil which has been shaped into a tray (edges folded over and up).
  • Whisk the honey, oil, thyme and pepper together and brush thickly onto the slices.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has just began to colour.

24 thoughts on “Baked Halloumi

  1. yum – sounds delicious – I have also seen baked haloumi with pomegranate molasses and with peppery figs – both ideas are ones that I keep meaning to try – glad to hear the cooking mojo is returning – that is a beautiful thing

  2. happy birthday wendy. It made me smile to read you were a year younger than you thought. I hope the discovery made you smile too! All this inspiration flying around wonderful blogs… I’m gonna have to go out and get some halloumi now you’ve reminded me how much I like it. It’s called squeaky cheese in our house.

  3. I’ve cooked haloumi on *many* occasions, but I’ve never baked it. Moreover I’ve never baked it with honey. Am really intrigued by this Wendy. Sounds a bit like a baked ricotta dish a local cafe used to make – ricotta baked with honey, lemon juice, thyme and rosemary. Was absolutely delicious.

    Happy birthday too!

    And isn’t Tender fabulous – I’m loving reading through my copy.

  4. Congratulations on getting your mojo back! I adore halloumi and eat it often but I’ve never baked it. I give it a few days before this is on my plate. I’ve got Real Fast Food too but never noticed it.

  5. Oh, now I haven’t thought of adding honey and herbs to Halloumi. That sounds really scrummy! I do love Halloumi. I will have to try this method. Note to self – buy Halloumi on next visit to Tescos.

  6. The hallumi last night was great! Thanks so much Wendy! I just loved the honey flavour. Will definately be doing it again soon!

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  8. I read you blog last week. I like your blog. I had the cheese yesterday in batter as an alternative to fish and chips, it was on menu as Veggie fish n chips, and was gorgeous!
    I love halloumi cheese, any other ideas how i can use it in recipes?

  9. Halloumi is amazing! I discovered it way too late in life! I was at a BBQ the other week and people were grilling it so I took a piece not realising it was a massive piece, but as I looked around I saw no-one else was looking so I just kept the whole piece, naughty!

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