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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Nice to have you back with us! This was such a treat, perfect for the beginning of strawberry season.
Wasn’t this one great? I didn’t make it until 10:00 pm on Friday, but I still had to write a quick post, as it was too good not to share.
Trevor Sis. Boom. says
THis was fantastic…but about those tins of pâté from France.. how did they last this long? 🙂
Yes, this non-recipe was just too good to miss!
Welcome Back! A perfect time to rejoin…easy and delicious! I really enjoyed this non recipe, so much so I’ve made it several times! These make a wonderful breakfast.
Tricia S. says
Gosh this was lovely no ? What a wonderful “non recipe” to ease you back into the FFWD routine. Yes, life certainly does get in the way sometimes. I am very lucky that I have Nana next door who often provides me with the ingredients she scouts down…making it nearly impossible for me to not make the items (thought I have missed many a week, I still must say). My whole family loved this combo and cold not believe the pepper and vinegar worked so well with the berries. YUMMY.
kitchen therapy says
What a beautiful photo!
A great recipe to ease back into things 🙂
I’m a little slow, just catching up on reading everyone’s posts from last week. This was a great combination. I even had it on a bagel for breakfast. Welcome back!
well your photo was SO fabulous that it’s made me hungry. drat!!