Posted on | June 8, 2012 | 8 Comments
I have traveled several times to Norway and Sweden. On one of those trips I tried fresh goat cheese from a farm. It was so strong. I really did not like it and I did not touch goat cheese again for years. But then one day a recipe called for goat cheese and it sounded intriguing. It was as if the recipe said, “I dare you use goat cheese.” I can’t have that… so challenge accepted. I tried it and to my surprise I loved it. It tastes amazing. I think I must have tasted simply a really strong goat cheese back then because this one they sell here is rather mild in comparison and I love it.
I have grown quite fond of the taste of fruit with goat cheese. These little bites combine the flavours of goat cheese and strawberries on top of freshly toasted bread. It’s really tasty.
To be honest, I was slightly confused about the difference between Bruschetta and Crostini. So I asked my friend for help. She knows everything associated with Italy. She grew up there. So the verdict, we decided to call these Bruschetta rather than Crostini.
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- baguette, sliced
- goat cheese
- basil or other herb of choice, chopped
- pepper, to taste
Clean the strawberries and finely dice them. Then combine the strawberries with the sugar and the balsamic vinegar. Let the mixture marinade for at least 15 minutes.
Toast the baguette slices. Spread the goat cheese on the bread. Top with some strawberries and some of the strawberry juice. Sprinkle with chopped basil, and season with pepper.
- 1 Tasse Erdbeeren
- 1 EL Zucker
- 1 EL Balsamico-Essig
- Baguette, in Scheiben geschnitten
- Basilikum oder andere Kräuter, klein geschnitten
Die Erdbeeren säubern und in kleine Stücke schneiden. Die Erdbeeren mit dem Essig un Zucker vermischen und ca. 15 Minuten marinieren lassen.
Die Baguettescheiben toasten, mit Ziegenkäse bestreichen und dann Erdbeeren und etwas von dem Saft auf dem Käse verteilen. Mit Pfeffer würzen und mit Basilikum bestreuen.
Source: Baltic Maid