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3.30.2009

Ile De France Goat Cheese, Black Garlic, and Honey Tarts


Last week I was fortunate enough to receive an sample of Ile De France cheese. I chose the Goat Cheese . I could the cheese alone with a ripe juicy pear.It's mellow but with a little tang. Perfect for plain eating or to use in a favorite dish. But I had received some black garlic in the mail and had had puff pastry in the freezer. So naturally I made a scrumptious tart. Black garlic is ferment garlic that has a slightly sweet taste that would work well with a drizzle of honey and the Ile De France Goat Cheese. The tart is so east to assemble and would be a hit at any dinner. Cut up the puff pastry into even smaller squares for an hors d'oeuvre.
Goat Cheese , Black Garlic, and Honey Tarts
serves 4
1 sheet of puff pastry cut into 4 pieces
1 log of Ile De France Goat Cheese
4-8 cloves of black garlic( depends on taste and size)
honey to drizzle
dried herb blend
salt
1 egg beaten
Defrost the puff pastry.Preheat oven to 375F. Brush puff pastry with beaten egg. Crumble Goat cheese atop the pastry, Leave a small border. Mince the black garlic. Be careful as its mushy in texture. Sprinkle a clove or two of the black garlic minced atop the goat cheese on pastry. Drizzle honey liberally. Add a pinch of salt to each piece. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet until golden and slightly caramelized. Honey may run but that's fine.

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26 comments:

kellypea said...

Yum! I still haven't tried black garlic. So curious at this point. Can you send for dinner, please? So not wanting to cook tonight. Hahaha

kayce. said...

black garlic is totally the new internet meme... i have yet to try it, but i am starting to wonder: can i make it at home? i will have to google that... nonetheless, these tarts look amazingly easy and elegant ~ a perfect combo!

Bron said...

They sure look delicious Glamah! I adore simply goats cheeses and well puff pastry goes without saying! Never had black garlic however so quite intrigued by that too.

Wicked Good Dinner said...

This looks AMAZING!

-Dawn
Orlando Cooking Examiner

Beth said...

I haven't tried the elusive black garlic yet either. I'll be on the hunt for it.

Still thinking about what to do with my log of goat cheese. Your tarts look simple and tasty.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Black garlic, that's something I still have to try... These tarts look mighty scrumptious and attractive!

cheers,

Rosa

Ben said...

I've never had black garlic before, but it looks like it goes great in these tarts with the goat cheese. Very nice pictures :)

~~louise~~ said...

What world do I live in? I've never even heard of Black Garlic. I will have to do some checking, April 19th is National Garlic Day! Now you know I'll be saving this post:)

That tart looks good enough to eat, RIGHT NOW!!!!

Thanks for enlightening me, Courtney.

The Duo Dishes said...

We literally just read about black garlic 2 weeks ago. Until then, we had no idea. The honey and goat cheese with the garlic is a great dish.

Maggie said...

This sounds so delicious! Like the other commentors I'm dying to try the black garlic.

TeachGirl said...

I haven't tried the black garlic either, never the less: This looks *so* good! Love the combo.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I haven't tried black garlic.

I LOVE goat cheese and there is a cheese store near my apartment that has amazing cheese. You'd think the goats were right outside.

Nina Timm said...

Black garlic???I am intrigued!!!Delish!!!

MrOrph said...

*madly googling "black garlic"

imma git me somma dat! :-)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Where can I find some of that black garlic Courtney, got any Chicago connection?

Peter M said...

I saw Jaden's post with black garlic..people, be warned - it's not cheap!

C-Town, free ood swag is always nice and your tart would be great for an appetizer at a party, a snack or picnic item. Tart goat's cheese, garlic...Kiss me!

Bellini Valli said...

That's what I love about food blogging I learn something new and come across new ingredients every day.

YummyMangoTango said...

Oh goodness that looks divine

Deborah said...

This sounds DELICIOUS!

The Caked Crusader said...

oh my! There is little that makes me drool more than goat's cheese - these look amazing. Yum.

RecipeGirl said...

Ok, now I want to find the black garlic! These look amazing!! Love goat cheese in anything too!

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

I'm a huge fan of goat cheese. Combining it with garlic and honey is genius - I can't wait to try that combination.

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

I'm a huge fan of goat cheese. Combining it with garlic and honey is genius - I can't wait to try that combination.

Cynthia said...

I heard about the black garlic. Can't wait to try it one day.

Lori Lynn said...

Looks great. I've never worked with black garlic, gotta try that!
LL

Jeanne said...

I've never heard of black garlic - intrigued! Your tarts sound and look phenomenally good :)