Saturday, February 13, 2021

Beet-Kissed Savory Goat Cheese Truffles #SundayFunday


Today the Sunday Funday group is celebrating romance for Valentines' Day. Thanks to Stacy of Food Lust People Love, Sue of Palatable Pastime, Rebekah of Making Miracles, and Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm for coordinating this low-stress group. Today Rebekah is hosting and she's given us the following prompt: Happy Valentine's Day! Today let's celebrate romance. Serve up a dish that would be a part of your perfect romantic meal; this includes drinks and appetizers.

Here's the line-up of how the #SundayFunday bloggers are celebrating Valentines' Day...

  

Beet-Kissed Savory Goat Cheese Truffles

Years ago a fellow blogger introduced me to savory cheese truffles and I have been making them ever since! But feel free to use whatever dried fruits and herbs you have on-hand. 


Since we are celebrating Valentines' Day, I wanted to make them pink. And I had this powdered mix for beet latte in my cabinet, but I have used just powdered beets before or even a few drops of food coloring.

Ingredients makes approximately 12
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces goat cheese 
  • 2 teaspoons powdered beet or beet latte mix (or a few drops of food coloring)
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried hibiscus
  • 1/3 cup chopped candied ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • Also needed: hand-blender; scoop, optional but it makes portioning consistent

Procedure

Place cream cheese, goat cheese, and powdered beets in a medium mixing bowl. Use a hand blender to combine the cheeses. If the cheese is too soft, you can refrigerate it until it reaches the consistency you prefer.


In a small mixing bowl, stir together the chopped hibiscus, candied ginger, and macadamia nuts. 


Use a scoop or a spoon to portion out the cheese. Roll the cheese in the topping. Make an indentation at the top and press the bottom into a point to form a heart shape.


 Set on a serving platter. Enjoy!

That's it for the #SundayFunday Valentines' event. We'll be back next week, sharing recipes about Breakfast for Dinner with Sue of Palatable Pastime leading the discussion. Stay tuned....

5 comments:

  1. Mmmmmmmm...beets and goat cheese. That's a winning combination!!!

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  2. What a fun little Valentine's appetizer. Thanks Cam.

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  3. This sounds amazing! I would love these on Valentine's day!

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  4. Oh my gosh these are so beautiful! They sound absolutely delicious!

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  5. Beet kissed savory goat's cheese truffles..wow what a unique idea. Sounds absolutely delicious. A healthy treat for Valentine's Day.

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