Chef Anthony Of Don’s Appliances Recipes
Chef Anthony from Don’s Appliances stopped by to show us some great recipes!
Roasted Grape Crustini with a thyme and honey goat cheese spread with julienne prosciutto
Yields 25 crustini
1 French baguette
2 bunch grapes roasted and cooled
2 Tablespoons chopped Thyme
4 oz goat cheese
8 slices prosciutto
1 Tablespoon Honey
First arrange grapes on baking sheet to roast. Season with oil salt and pepper place in 375 degree oven. Roast grapes until tender and not firm 20 minutes.
Let cool and reserve Slice baguettes into half inch slices and season with oil and bake 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Chop 2 T of thyme and mix well with goat cheese. Drizzle honey in and check consistency and flavor. Here a nice touch of sea salt and black pepper can bring the great flavor of the honey and goat cheese out.
Julienne Prosciutto and start to assemble. Spread goat cheese mixture liberally on the crustini , then add the prosciutto and serve two halved roasted grapes on top.
These can be made ahead of time before guests arrive. This is a great chance to let all the flavors meld together.
Cranberry Pecan Spirals
Yields 45 spirals
2 cups cranberry sauce
2 cups pecans chopped
2 frozen sheets puff pastry dough
4oz turbinado sugar
Egg wash as needed
First take fresh cranberry’s and cook them down with equal part sugar and water . (I use a cup and a cup to start with ). This takes roughly 20 minutes let mixture cool completely.
Make egg wash and reserve. Roughly chop pecans , and chop cranberries and fold into mixture.
Place dough on work surface and lightly flour. Third sheet of dough and slightly roll out. Brush with egg wash and coat with sugar. Then add three tablespoons of mixture onto dough
Fold ends over , and roll similar to jelly roll style. Next using a sharp chefs knife slice half inch spirals roughly about ten per sheet.
Place on baking sheet and egg wash and top with more sugar. (Chefs note: please spray pan very well and line with parchment if you have it the sugars in this recipe could stick to the direct pan)
Bake at 350 degrees until they puff up and are golden brown.