What the hedge has happened to my blog as of late? All these complicated recipes keep cropping up on me, I have no idea how this has happened!
Here we revert back to simple things. I suppose this blog has increased my cooking learning curve and now simple is different than it was a year ago... however, for the sake of my sanity with all these daunting recipes looming, we are taking a step back to get our feet on the ground before I lose touch and accidentally kill myself in the kitchen.
Trust me when I say I am still a catastrophe when I cook, even if the results are beautiful :)
This appetizer was served at Thanksgiving last year and, since then, I haven't been able to get it out of my head.
It is so delicious. And so easy. And again, so delicious.
I am a big fan of the combination of fruit and cheese. Some people find the combination less then tempting but, whenever I find the two together, I cannot resist whatever delicacy is being offered.
This dish is from another Giada's Italian Kitchen book and my mom was kind enough to share the recipe with me when asked. Although, it's so straightforward, I probably could have pieced it together myself.
Figs, apples, and cheese. Sweet, savory, tart and on crunchy bread.
You need to try this.
Pecorino Romano with Apples and Fig Jam
-24 baguette slices
-1/4 cup grated pecorino romano cheese
-24 thin slices pecorino romano cheese
-1 large apple
-1 jar fig jam
-Olive oil for drizzling
Preheat oven to 375.
Place the slices on a heavy baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with the cheese, bake until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted and golden. About 7 mins.
Slice the apple into 24, manageable pieces.
Smear each slice of toasted bread with fig jam, top with apple slice, and then cheese slice.
Serve on a pretty plate and freak out with how easy and delicious :)