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Goat Cheese and Citrus Marmalade Crostini

Goat Cheese and Citrus Marmalade Crostini

Goat Cheese and Citrus Marmalade Crostini

Sometimes, recipes don’t have to involve cooking, but simply combining ingredients that are meant to be together. This recipe is more of an “idea”, but really, that’s all most recipes are, from simple to complex.

I came across some lovely Four Citrus Marmalade from Jessica and her business Home Ec at the Indy Winter Farmer’s Market the other day. It was so delicious I bought it on the spot. She does a lovely job of combining flavors in a delicate and interesting way — like this jam with orange, grapefruit, lemon, and lime.

We were looking for a quick appetizer for our dinner to go with tomato basil soup with dumplings and roasted cabbage wedge salad, so we sliced up some bread, toasted it in the already warm oven for the roasted cabbage, and slathered it with goat cheese and marmalade. You could use any cheese or marmalade flavor here; there are infinite possibilities.

If you’re comfortable in the kitchen, this idea will seem like second nature to you — but for us, when we were just starting out, we had no idea where to begin. Ideas like these were a perfect way for us to get our feet wet and start to understand the simple pleasure of mixing savory cheese with a tart or sweet jam, and mixing textures like crunchy bread with a smooth and creamy topping. Plus, simple appetizers are where it’s at most of the time — so you can have time for more complicated cooking for the rest of the meal.

We’ll be sharing the last item — dessert — from this meal this week. And for this week’s Healthy + Whole feature, we’ll be focusing on another barrier to getting in the kitchen: fear. Does fear hold you back from cooking, or eating whole foods?  What are you scared of? {For us it was failure. And change.} We’d love to hear your thoughts — on Facebook or email (acouplecooks@gmail.com).

If you’re in Indy, you could check out local cheeses from Traderspoint Creamery or Sapori D’Italia at the Winter Market. And check out Home Ec at the market too!

 Four Citrus Marmalade

Goat Cheese and Citrus Marmalade Crostini
 
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What You Need
  • Goat cheese (or any type of cheese)
  • Citrus marmalade (or any type of jam or marmalade)
  • One baguette
  • Note: For gluten-free, substitute gluten-free crackers or bread
What To Do
  1. Preheat the oven (any temperature will do; we had it fired up to 450°F so we used that). Slice the baguette. Place the slices on a baking sheet and toast a few minutes per side.
  2. Remove the crostini from the oven. To serve, spread with goat cheese and top with citrus marmalade.
 

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  1. Sarah

    One of my favorite memories of my home town was going to the Saturday markets and getting a freshly made baguette with fresh goats cheese and jam. Heaven!

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