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Goat Cheese with Nibs


From The Essence of Chocolate: Recipes for Baking and Cooking with Fine Chocolate by John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg (Hyperion, 2006).


For an intriguing appetizer, crush SCHARFFEN BERGER Roasted Cacao Nibs with a rolling pin and mix them into goat cheese. Use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of nibs for every ounce of goat cheese. For a hint of sweetness, add 1/4 teaspoon of honey, granulated sugar, or ginger preserves for every ounce of cheese.

Because the flavors will continue to emerge over time, it's best to combine all ingredients, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight. Before serving, spoon into a small decorative bowl or form small disks or balls from the cheese mixture and dust them lightly with SCHARFFEN BERGER Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder.

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