Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fig Coffee Goat Cheese Spread

8 ozs goat cheese
3/4 cup strong espresso coffee, brewed and cooled (divided)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 TBS Thyme, chopped fine, plus extra for garnish
3 TBS walnuts, chopped fine, plus extra for garnish
1/2 cup figs, pureed, plus extra for garnish
1/4 cup prepared balsamic glaze

1.  In small bowl whisk together goat cheese, 1/2 cup espresso and sugar.  Let sit for few minutes.
2.  In another small bowl toss together walnuts and thyme.  Add to bottom of mini (4 inch) springform pan or ramekin.
3.  Whisk cheese again and add to springform pan on top of walnuts.  Smooth top with butter knife
4.  In mini processor, puree figs.  Add remaining 1/4 cup coffee, puree until smooth.  Spread over top of goat cheese.  Chill for 4 hours.  Remove from springform pan.  Drizzle balsamic glaze over top.  Garnish.  Serve cold with crackers

Garnish:  Top with walnuts pieces, sliced figs and thyme

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