After a bit of hiatus (I have been traveling and working a lot since I’ve been home!) I am back to participating in French Fridays with Dorie. We’ve actually made a few of the recipes to catch up already and will be posting those soon. But we could not be happier for the ease of this week’s recipe (Is it really a recipe?). Making this simple Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine was a good way to inch back into this routine.
I already had strawberries on hand as I am also making jam this weekend. We usually have a package of goat cheese and balsamic is a staple. The only thing that was missing was a baguette. Any excuse for buying a baguette is a good one, but the fact that I still have a few cans of pâté from France is an especially enticing reason.
We sliced a few pieces of the bread and grilled them dry. Then we added the goat cheese, strawberries and a dash of pepper. Finally, we drizzled a bit of balsamic over them and served them as hors d’oeuvres for late afternoon tea party.
This dish would also be a great brunch tray passer. The sweetness of the tender strawberries combined with the balsamic was balanced perfectly by the creamy, tart goat cheese and bite of the black pepper. A fabulous marriage of flavors.
This was super easy to prepare- just like many of the dishes in Dorie’s book. You can (and should!) buy the book and cook along with us. It’s great fun! Every Friday we make a new recipe. Looking forward to next weeks! For details and to see how others are recreating the dishes from this awesome book, check out the FFWD site.
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