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Joy Sticks


Joy Sticks

This appetizer is like stunning abstract art.  Delicious and flavor-filled tower of creamy, salty, and sweet, topped by an eruption of Rosemary. The Climax of appetizers!  Crusted and herbed baked Goat cheese, dry-cured Prosciutto, sweet fresh Figs, bold and fragrant Rosemary, with a splash of balsamic glaze.  This s a stand-up choice for any party.  Bring the Joy…Fun to play with, Fun to eat.

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Joy Sticks

Delicious warm Goat cheese, Proscuitto, and Fig Tower
Prep Time45 mins
Active Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fig appetizer, Goat Cheese, joy sticks, prosciutto
Author: Drew Peacock

Materials

  • 11 oz Goat Cheese Log
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ cup Fresh Parsley
  • ¼ cup Fresh Chive
  • tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 oz Ground Melba toasts
  • 4 oz Proscuitto
  • 6 Figs (halved)
  • 2 oz Balsamic Glaze
  • 12 Rosemary spears or skewers
  • Micro-greens

Instructions

Prepare Goat Cheese Wheels

  • Preheat the oven to 375
  • Wash Rosemary spears
  • Trim Rosemary from the bottom to make spears approximately 4 inches

Prepare Goat Cheese Crust

  • Mix 2 eggs in a small bowl, Put aside
  • Finely chop Chive and Parsley and add to a 2nd small bowl.
  • Add Black Pepper and Put aside
  • Grind Melba Toasts and put in a 3rd small bowl. Put Aside

Cut Goat Cheese

  • Use a long strand of dental floss to cut the goat cheese log in half lengthwise
  • Use dental floss again, to cut the log in half through the center
  • Use floss again to cut 6 equal pieces from each half (Total of 12 equal pieces)
  • Roll each piece of cheese into a ball
  • Press cheese somewhat flat like a small wheel

Cover Goat Cheese

  • Dip each Goat Cheese Wheel in Egg
  • Roll the flat edge in the fresh Parsley, Chive, and Black Pepper
  • Roll Goat Cheese in the bowl of Melba crumbs
  • Place each Goat Cheese wheel on a tray
  • Place the tray in the freezer for at least 30 minutes
  • Cook cheese at 375 for 30-35 minutes

Prepare the figs

  • Wash figs, slice them in half, and place flat-side up
  • Drizzle the figs with Balsalmic Glaze and roast at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes

Assemble Joy Sticks

  • Start assembly on a beautiful tray or wood cutting board
  • Assemble 12 small beds of microgreens
  • Place each Goat cheese wheel on a microgreen bed
  • Place fig half onto the Rosemary spear
  • Fold Prosciutto slice in half and stack back and forth like a ribbon and add to spear
  • Place spear into Cheese Wheel
  • Place the next fig half onto a spear, add Prosciutto, and again place into Goat cheese wheel
  • Keep assembling the Joy Sticks until 12 are complete
  • Drizzle with Balsamic Glaze and serve

Aphrodesi’hacks’

Use dental floss to cut goat cheese into equal parts without losing a lot of cheese to your knife

Perfect Pairing

The warm goat cheese and Balsamic glaze will blend beautifully with salad and a beautiful wine

 


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