Arghh! It’s snowing again – where has all this white stuff come from? Our apartment is freezing and all I want to do is get in the kitchen and cook to keep warm. Before I do that, it’s time for tonight’s blog post.
I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this recipe yet! When Dan’s parents came for dinner last weekend I made some lovely stuffed date starters that went down a real treat with the in-laws. I found the recipe after looking for things I coud make with dates. It uses just three ingredients that, when combined, make a beautiful sweet but savory appetizer, starter or accompaniment. Yum.
We used the smoked goats cheese we bought from The Cheese Society in Lincoln the other week. It’s so strong that you only need to use a little bit. We have half a chunk in the fridge and I’m still deciding how to use. Oh and the other ingredients; I got the dates from the baking isle at Morrisons and the streaky bacon from Tesco.
I love this recipe so much that it was the first recipe to be featured in my lovely Moleskine Recipe Journal, which was given to me as a lovely present from someone at work. I’m filling it with all the lovely recipes I find along the way – only my most favourite. This being one of them!
Smoked hard goats cheese
- Cut your dates down one side so you can open them up and expose the middle. Cut your goats cheese into small blocks, stuff inside your dates and close them again (or as much as you can).
- Wrap each date individually in bacon, one strip of streaky bacon per date.
- Cook in the oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 mins, or until the bacon is cooked.
- Serve and enjoy (I served mine with cheese and chutney).
What’s your favourite recipe to make with dates?
Hayley Jayne xx