Sometimes I crave blue cheese. Seriously. It’s all I want, and I can’t be happy until I have a taste. This particular day I purchased an amazing local blue goat cheese. As soon as I saw it, nothing else would suffice. Blue goat cheese? Yes, please!
I also picked up a french baguette–there just wasn’t enough time to make my own. I’m a glutton and wanted gratification instantly. There wasn’t time for any of that rising or kneading or baking business. No, siree.
I cut my baguette into slices–about a half inch thick. The bread slices were placed on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, then I drizzled the bread with a little olive oil.
I couldn’t be bothered to take the time and brush it on evenly, ensuring my bread would toast evenly. You know, I have no patience when I’m hungry!
Before popping these lovelies in the oven, I topped each baguette slice with a small wedge of raw pear.
I turned the oven to broil (again, I wanted these suckers in my tummy ASAP!), and sprinkled some crumbles of blue cheese on top of the baguette slices.
I poured myself a glass of delicious red wine (a Malbec–my favorite!) and waited for the bread to get crispy and the cheese to get a little melty.
Once the toasts looked ready–in a few minutes–I popped them out of the oven and drizzled them with one of my absolute favorite ingredients. Lavender Honey. Not just any lavender honey though. This is my favorite:
I’ve got to tell you, these things were amazing! They’re crunchy. They’re sweet. They’re pungent. They’re everything I dreamed…and more!