I came to our Saturday Market with an agenda to pick up produce for making meatballs. My well laid out plans got hi-jacked by my favorite jelly stand, Byrd’s Basket when I stopped to see what was new this weekend. I unfortuantley missed out on the pommegranate jelly, but I got pulled in by another spicy jelly to add to my collection: Mango Jalapeno. Surprisingly light and not hot, this is a good mellow sweet jelly to top goat cheese with, one of my favorite flavor combinations to nibble on. What a great excuse to pick up a tub of Alsea Acre Goat Cheese, whose stand was just around the corner.
These jelly-cheese bites are light, creamy with a little zip of sweet.
It can’t get easier than this!
Garlic Chive Goat Cheese with Mango Jalapeno Jelly Bites
Slice your favorite baguette into 1/2 inch slices.
Spread each slice with a thin layer of goat cheese, and top with a spoonful of jelly.
- toast or grill the baguette slices.
- Another way to introduce garlic flavor is to rub the surface of your toasted bread with a raw clove of garlic cut in half.
- Also try rubbing the cut rind of a lemon or orange onto the toasted bread surface to transfer the essential oils of the citrus to your toast.