| Chèvre, Grape & Walnut Bruschetta |
Inspired by La Prima Estate – Erlend Øye
Ok so Paris is actually sunny ! I’m still convinced we will freeze again before truly enjoying sunlight half-naked in the streets. But you cannot avoid it – and why should you? – : last weekend everyone was out in drinking at terrasses, rolling in the grass or even taking day trips to proximity beaches.
Let’s just say we got a glimpse of the Prima Estate ahead of us ! Those magical summer weeks where we feel like there is nothing better than hanging out in the sun with friends…but there is : eating good home made nibbles while hanging out in the sun with friends! And for that reason, I’ve been trying out some italian nibbles that will for sure come in handy when getting ready for the sun !
| Ingredients |
_ a bunch of seedless grapes (any variety)
_ a bunch of walnuts
_ some thyme
_ good bread that will be toasted
_ a garlic clove
_ goat cheese to taste
_ a little honey
_ extra virgin olive oil
_ ground salt & pepper
| Method |
Preheat the oven to 190° and separate the grapes and the walnuts in two containers. Throw a dash of olive oil, the thyme, salt & pepper on the grapes and place them in for 15 minutes. The walnuts can go in at the same time, with a little bit of olive oil too, but only for 5 minutes. Once they are both colored, set aside.
Now let’s take care of the bread : brush your slices with olive oil and toast them to get crunchy edges without getting too hard in the middle. Rub one side of the toast with the garlic clove so it melts on the surface and then start crumbling the goat cheese on top of it. Place the roasted grapes and walnuts and finish it off with a nice drizzle of honey.
This should get you totally addicted to cheese and fruit based recipes, and when they are that easy is hard to say no ! Pack them nicely and enjoy it outside !
♫ Il giorno è arrivato / Tu sei laureata …