Whipped Goat Cheese with Warm Vanilla Berries on Toast

As promised, I’m back to bestow one of my new favorite recipes onto you. Whipped goat cheese with warm vanilla berries on toast. I’ve posted a few recipes from Seriously Delish but this one is fantastic. I love recipes that look and taste like you’ve been slaving away in the kitchen but in reality, are quite simple. This is a perfect breakfast treat, especially when hosting.

What you’ll need:

6 oz goat cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons half-and-half
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled & quartered
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons waters
1 tablespoon honey
1 vanilla bean, split, with seeds scraped out
pinch of salt
4 thick slices whole-grain bread
fresh mint for garnish

The How To:

1. Add goat cheese to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until crumbly. Continue to blend for 1 minute. With the stream on, add the half-and-half and blend for another 1-2 minutes. Puree until creamy and no large crumbles remain, about 2-3 minutes.

2. Add strawberries, blueberries, water, honey, the seeds scraped from the vanilla bean, the actual vanilla bean, and salt into a small saucepan. Heat over low heat until simmering, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook over low heat until the berries soften and become a bit syrupy, 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat & discard the scraped vanilla bean.

3. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of the whipped goat cheese onto each slice of toasted bread. Spoon the warm berries over the top and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

For more fantastic recipes, jump over to How Sweet It Is. Even if you aren’t kitchen savvy, you’ll be drooling over her fantastic food photography.

Cheers!

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