These make for a wonderful sharing starter or you can serve 2-3 per person with a green salad. Any leftover liquor can be used to liven up a glass of prosecco turning it into a delicious cocktail.

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 small baguette
  • 200g goat cheese
  • 70-100g double cream
  • Large pinch of salt
  • Handful of fresh or tinned cherries
  • Handful of dried cherries
  • 50ml cherry liquor
  • 1/4 teaspoon of fresh thyme leaves
  • A little bit of chopped chives as a decoration

Method

First, cut the baguette into 1/2cm thick slices
Toast them lightly
For the mousse, place the cheese into a bowl with the salt and whisk in enough double cream for a light moussy texture, that is still thick enough to pipe, keep in the fridge until needed
For the sauce, just combine all the ingredients in a small sauce pan, cover with a lid and simmer for a few minutes until thickened and until the cherries have softened
Pipe the cheese on the crostini and top with the warm sauce and chopped chives

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