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Goat cheese & almond truffles

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Goat cheese & almond truffles

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Goat Cheese and Smoked Almond “Truffles”
Adapted from Flavours Magazine

  • Kitchen tested by Linda Kurytnik- Crowfoot store
  • Prep time: 20 minutes chill time: 15 minutes
  • This is a pretty appetizer; perfect for cocktail and casual parties alike

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup smoked almonds, chopped rough
  • 8 ounces soft  goat cheese , room temperature
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced fine
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

* Your favourite nuts (such as walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachio’s or pecans) may be substituted for the smoked almonds, but remember to toast them to bring out the flavour.
Preparation:

  1. Finely chop nuts and set aside.
  2. Mix together garlic, cayenne and goat cheese.
  3. Put one 1/2 tablespoon of the goat cheese in the palm of one hand and in it roll into a small ball, shaping the mixture around the grape to co. Repeat process with remaining cheese and chill on a sheet pan for 15 minutes.
  4. Roll the cheese “truffles”  in the nut mixture to cover completely and chill for 30 minutes or until firm.
  5. For variation you can roll the goat cheese around red grapes, then roll the cheese/ grape balls in the nut mixture.

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