Toasted bread and whipped goat cheese are the starters for this goat cheese appetizer. Each slice is drizzled with honey and hazelnuts for a sophisticated flair!
Growing up, the dinner table would always hold two things; hot sauce and a basket of bread. I would make full use of both of these items. The hot sauce was used to boost all the food that I hated, the bread was to take up room in my belly so I’d be too full to finish all the food that I hated.
The bread basket was usually stocked with hardy rye or pumpernickel bread that begged for lots and lots of butter. I’d probably spend a good 5 minutes buttering each slice of bread, taking care to spread the butter into each corner of the bread slice. Then I’d shovel two slices of bread into my mouth before dinner even made it to the table.
I still love buttered bread, although my butter consumption has significantly decreased. Now it’s all about goat cheese! I first had this goat cheese appetizer a few months ago and I instantly fell in love with it. The simplicity makes it appealing and the taste makes it addicting!
The goat cheese is combined with heavy cream and a bit of cream cheese and then whisked like crazy until it is smooth and ultra creamy. And hand mixer can be used, but honestly your own hand can be the best kitchen tool. Slightly toast your bread and smother each slice with this tangy goat cheese spread. Then drizzle each slice with sweet honey and sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts. Bread and butter will look so dull and common after you have this goat cheese appetizer. In other words, this bruschetta is life changing.
- 1 4 oz goat cheese log, softened
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/4 cup hazelnuts, chopped
- 8 slices crusty bread
- In a small bowl, whisk together the goat cheese, heavy cream, and cream cheese. Mix until creamy and smooth.
- Toast each bread slices on an outdoor grill or a grill pan until golden. Immediately spread a teaspoon of goat cheese on each slice.
- To serve: sprinkle slices with hazelnuts and drizzle with honey.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 167Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 12mgSodium 224mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 6g