Monday, November 16, 2015

Festive Savory Cheese Truffles for #HandCraftEdibles



In an effort to make all of my holiday gifts this year, we are sharing recipes for hand-crafted edibles. Over the course of twelve weeks, we'll be sharing recipes that you can make at home to give to friends and loved ones. We hope you'll follow along for inspiration. You can find out more information, including the schedule: here.

This week, we are sharing recipes about one of my favorite holiday appetziers: the cheese tray.

Here's what we're posting this week...

Next week, check back for our recipes to inspire you to go nutty. Think spiced nuts, nutty fruitcake, or whatever floats your nutty boat! Don't forget to check out our #handcraftededibles pinterest board.

I posted this recipe before, but wanted to re-post because it's perfect for the holidays. You can adapt the recipe to make them holiday appropriate. These were from Independence Day. I ran out of time, but had planned to do a pesto version and one with cranberries. Soon!


Ingredients

  • 1 C chevre, divided into two bowls
  • 1 T fresh blueberries, smashed
  • 1 T fresh raspberries, smashed
  • 2 T chopped fresh herbs (I used a mixture of parsley, dill, and mint), divided into two bowls
  • 1 T parmesan, grated
  • 1 T bleu cheese, crumbled
  • 1 t chili paste, halved
  • 1½ C chopped nuts (I used raw pistachios)

Procedure
Place 1/2 C chevre, blueberries, 1 T herbs, bleu cheese, and 1/2 t chili paste in one bowl. Place 1/2 C chevre, raspberries, 1 T herbs, parmesan, and 1/2 t chili paste in another bowl. Mix each bowl until well-incorporated. Roll teaspoon-sized mounds into balls. Roll in chopped nuts. I actually only rolled half of them in nuts - for the aesthetics of my serving tray - but we preferred them with nuts! Refrigerate until ready to serve.

4 comments:

  1. These look wonderful!! What a great addition to a cheese platter or holiday appetizer.

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  2. Nice job Camilla. I love cheese!!

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  3. What a tempting tray of truffled treats. These savory bites will fly off the platter at Thanksgiving and I can imagine how appealing they might be as gifts, nestled in cellophane shreds inside clear plastic boxes from Packaging Specialties. Two thumbs up on this idea, Camilla.

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  4. These look amazing Camilla! I am drooling over here!

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