I am invited to a big party this weekend and the hosts asked if I wanted to make the food for the party as well (given I do a side food business). I have been wanting to try a couple of things out so I agreed. I will do several posts over the next few weeks with some of the dishes prepared. Here is the first post of two dishes – very yummy – The dates are a little messy looking but well worth diving into. The first platter are Medjool dates with maple goat cheese. The second is a salad platter that can be served with a fork and is easily eaten.
Madjool dates with maple goat cheese
Ingredients (for what is shown in the picture):
40 Medjool dates (these are the very large plump dates)
225 grams of goat cheese plain
¼ cup of maple syrup
Mix the goat cheese and maple syrup. I used a fork to just mix it all up.
Slice each date down the long side and take out the pit.
Fill each date with about 1 teaspoon of goat cheese mixture (maybe less depending on the size of the date)
That is it! – told you it was easy and boy do they taste good.
The second dish was just cucumbers and sliced tomatoes with some pearl sized bocconcini cheese balls sprinkled over top. Simple but pretty to look at.