This is a classic addition to any Fall or Winter Menu and Charcuterie Spreads! The combination of a few simple but predominant flavours really bring sweet, spicy & salty together.
To make, you'll need:
• 1 small log (140 g) of soft unripened goat's milk cheese
• ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
• 4 tbsp good maple syrup
• ⅛ - ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
• Salt & pepper
1. In a small frying pan over medium-low heat combine coarsely chopped walnuts, & 2 tbsp maple syrup. Start by adding ⅛ tsp cayenne, toss and taste. If you feel like you want more spice - keep adding. You do want these to be a bit hot, since you've got lovely syrup and cheese to help smooth it out, but not too hot you won't enjoy!
2. Toss for about 5 - 7 minutes on heat until the syrup bubbles slightly, and the walnuts get nice and toasted. Set aside to cool.
3. In an ovenproof baking dish place goat's milk cheese and top with candied walnuts.
4. Drizzle with remaining 2 tbsp maple syrup and bake at 350°F until the goat's milk cheese is just warmed through and starting to melt at the bottom. Serve immediately with warm, soft french stick or crackers.
OBC TIP: Make & cool the walnuts ahead of time, so when you're ready to bake all you have to do is sprinkle on the walnuts, drizzle some maple syrup and bake!
PC Pairing: This recipe would present PERFECTLY in our new Mini-Cast Iron Pans.
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