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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!


Chocolate Goat Cheese Truffles

I know what you are thinking—goat cheese in a truffle?

Trust me, these are so good.

There is a slight tangy aftertaste, but primarily it is a sweet, chocolaty, and tangy flavor that I am addicted to. The consistency is killer. A warning: If you hate goat cheese, I wouldn’t suggest them. If you are a fan of goat cheese, try them out, I had a hard time stopping myself from eating them all.

Chocolate Goat Cheese Truffles
Makes many servings

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
6 ounces fresh (mild) goat cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder, sifted

1. In the top of a double boiler, or in a metal bowl set over a pot of simmering water (make sure the water does not touch the bowl), melt the chocolate, stirring until it is smooth. Set the melted chocolate aside to cool for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

2. In a bowl whisk together the goat cheese, sugar, and vanilla until it is light and fluffy. Whisk in the melted chocolate until it is well combined. Chill, covered, until it is firm, at least one hour.

3. To form the truffles, take a heaping teaspoon of the chocolate/cheese mixture and lightly roll it into a ball with your hands. Roll the finished truffles in the sifted cocoa powder, set them onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper, and chill until they are firm, about 30 minutes. The truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Recipe from Foodnetwork.com

Comments

  1. These DO look interesting! I have made goat cheese truffles before (in my blog) but with chopped nuts on the outside...this cocoa powder suggestion is a new one!

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  2. my dear woman, you've really lost it now, but I admit, I'm curious enough to try. LOL

    I will try them and see if anyone notices a difference. I think I do like coat cheese for the most part, so we'll see.

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