Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Fig and Goat Cheese on French Baguette

My husband and I made these a few years ago for Christmas Dinner, to be served before our traditional lamb. We and our guests ate until we were full. This is really simple and easy to do. My daughter helped me make the ones pictured below. This can be served as an appetizer or a snack. Please note, that if you like bread, sweet fig preserves, and strong cheeses, you might overeat. If you don't like strong cheeses, you could try Brie instead.
Fig and Goat Cheese on French Baguette
1 fresh French Baguette 
3-5 Tbsp. olive oil
Slices of Goat cheese
Fig Preserves
Plain Goat Cheese, Locally produced Fig Preserves, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and fresh French baguette

Silicone brush
bowl to hold the olive oil
bread knife
baking sheet
cutting board
butter/cheese knife

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the French Baguette on a diagonal using the bread knife. Pour olive oil into a small bowl. Use the silicone brush to brush olive oil on the bread.
AB "painting" the olive oil on the baguette with the silicone brush. 

Place the bread as you finish brushing oil onto a baking sheet. 

Slice the goat cheese into large chunks and place on the sliced bread. 
Sliced French bread with olive oil and goat cheese.

Spoon out more or less to your taste of the fig preserves.
Spoon out more or less fig preserves to taste. 
 Then, place in the oven to bake 10 - 15 minutes. Keep an eye on this because you don't want to burn your bread. Serve and enjoy! Makes 10 - 14 slices (depending on how you sliced bread). 

Fig and Goat Cheese nice and warm from the oven. Delicious!

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