Just a short note to wish each of you the very best of health and happiness in the coming year. Thanks for visiting my blog – I love hearing from you!
Here’s a nice appetizer for that New Years party – not difficult but oh so good!
Roasted Garlic Bread with a Gorgonzola Dip
From friend and colleague, Ellen.
For garlic oil:
1 large head garlic
½ cup olive oil
Cut off top of head of garlic to expose garlic cloves. Drizzle with the olive oil. Wrap in foil and bake in a 375 oven for 35-40 minutes or until the cloves are tender when you insert a knife. Set aside to cool.
For the gorgonzola dip:
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup gorgonzola crumbled (about 4 ounces)
1 small baguette
Preheat oven to 400º.
Slice the baguette in half horizontally. Place the baguette halves on a foil lined cookie sheet. Take the roasted garlic and place the cloves into a mini food processor. Pulse until the cloves are smooth. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil until you get a somewhat smooth mixture. Spread on the baguette halves. Toast in a 400 oven for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden. Cut into 1 inch slices.
In a saucepan boil the cream, stirring occasionally until reduced by half or to ½ cup. Add crumbled gorgonzola and cook over low heat, until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth.
Pour sauce into a bowl and arrange garlic bread slices around the bowl. Dip bread in gorgonzola dip.