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Flatbreads Provençal with Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella

Flatbreads Provençal with Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella | Bijouxs Little Jewels from the Kitchen

Dining with elegance and simplicity. Humble flatbread is topped with the a thick, delicious rich tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and Herbes de Provençe. Flatbreads Provencal with Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella– Beautiful Food By Design from the kitchen. Continue reading Flatbreads Provençal with Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella

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Brioche Toast with Goat Cheddar & Apple Mostarda

 Brioche Toast with Goat Cheddar & Apple Mostarda | Bijouxs Little Jewels

A grilled cheese sandwich remains a classic little jewel in the kitchen, but a thick slice of brioche toast with melting cheddar cheese, topped with a sweet-savory apple mostarda is a new little jewel to savor.

TOAST RECIPES

There are many ‘toast’ recipes out there, you know the avocado kind. This toast version takes the favorite grilled cheese in a new direction. The inspiration for the flavors of this sandwich comes from apple pie topped with cheddar cheese, a classic. Here a buttery slice of brioche bread is topped with a tart goat cheddar, put under the broiler, then topped with sweet-savory apple mostarda, think chutney. A buttery-rich sandwich to love.

 Brioche Toast with Goat Cheddar & Apple Mostarda |Bijouxs Little Jewels

MOSTARDA

Mostarda is a typical condiment of Northern Italy, usually made by caramelizing fruit with sugar and mustard. These condiments are great accompanying roasts and on the cheese plate. The most famous mostarda recipe is the one from Cremona, made with figs and pears known as Mostarda di Mele, which is widely available online, and also combined with many types of fruits. I discovered a mostarda recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks and restaurants in L.A. Apples and rosemary lead the flavor profile, since I was gifted a bounty of apples a mostarda made sense. This condiment is delicious, versatile and simple to prepare.

 Brioche Toast with Goat Cheddar & Apple Mostarda |Bijouxs Little Jewels

 Brioche Toast with Goat Cheddar & Apple Mostarda | Bijouxs Little Jewels

 Brioche Toast with Goat Cheddar & Apple Mostarda |Bijouxs Little Jewels

BRIOCHE & CHEDDAR CHEESE

After discovering I could make a wonderful tea sandwich loaf via the pro Nancy Silverton, I though I’d try her brioche, also in a favorite cookbook. I baked the brioche in my pullman pan that I used to bake her Tea Sandwich Loaf. The bread was lovely, although my oven has hot spots and uneven heating which makes it a challenge not to over-bake.

Brioche Toast with Goat Cheddar & Apple Mostarda | Bijouxs Little Jewels

 

Whether you bake your own bread or pick up a wonderful loaf from the bakery, this sandwich topped with the Apple Mostarda is a little jewel. Stay well.

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Peach, Tomato & Feta Salad

Peach, Tomato & Feta Salad |Bijouxs Little Jewels

Fruits and the end of summer. Wow, I can’t believe summer is almost over. Peach, Tomato & Feta Salad is an impromptu recipe made with my end of season garden vegetables, a friend’s luxe peach and some on-hand salty feta, a little jewel from summer. Continue reading Peach, Tomato & Feta Salad