Herbed Goat Cheese Bites

Herbed Goat Cheese Bites Recipe
Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Roll a log of goat cheese in fresh herbs, and then spread the goat cheese mixture into toasted baguette cups.  Top with sun-dried tomato and basil for a colorful, hand-held appetizer.  You can make the herbed goat cheese up to a day ahead.

Yield:

Makes 12 appetizer servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours
Bake: 7 Minutes
Cool: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf thyme leaves
1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
1 (8-oz.) goat cheese log
1 (8-oz.) French bread baguette, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves

Preparation

1. Combine and finely chop first 4 ingredients. Roll cheese log evenly in herb mixture; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 350°. Drizzle baguette slices with olive oil. Gently press slices into 24 muffin cups in muffin pans.

3. Bake at 350° for 7 to 9 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned. Remove from oven; let cool in pans 5 minutes.

4. Spread goat cheese into baguette cups; top with sun-dried tomatoes and basil leaves.

Adapted from Tyler's Ultimate by Tyler Florence,

Southern Living

January 2009
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