Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10-15
Ingredients
Goat Cheese Mixture:
  • ⅓ cup cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¾ cup goat cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup chives, minced
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 french baguette, sliced into ½" slices
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced thinly
Basil Oil:
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil, shredded
Instructions
  1. Make sure both the cream cheese and goat cheese are at room temperature before proceeding.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer (or large bowl with hand held mixer) add in goat cheese, cream cheese and chives. Whip with paddle attachment on high for about 1-2 minutes or until cheeses are thoroughly combined and somewhat fluffy in texture.
  3. Taste for seasoning and add in enough salt and pepper for your liking. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. For the basil oil, add in olive oil and shredded basil to the bowl of a food processor.
  5. Process for about 30 seconds - 1 min until basil has turned into tiny pieces. Strain through a fine mesh sieve lined with 1-2 layers of cheese cloth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Preheat oven broiler on high.
  7. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and drizzle liberally with olive oil (not the basil oil). Broil for 2-3 minutes or until bread is lightly golden brown.
  8. Allow baguette slices to cool to room temperature.
  9. Once cooled, spread about 2 tsps of goat cheese mixture on baguette.
  10. Top with 1-2 slices of cherry tomatoes and drizzle tops with lightly with basil oil.
  11. Serve immediately or place in the refrigerator until needed (allow to come to room temperature for 30 mins before serving if refrigerated)