LAVENDER HONEY CROSTINI
All you need is five ingredients to have yourself an elegant hors d’oeuvres or light dessert.
Either way you have it, the lavender infused honey adds a pleasant touch of sweetness. Make a large batch of honey and add it to a relaxing cup of tea or drizzled over ice cream. It also make for a nice homemade gift! – Leslie
Lavender Honey Crostini
• 2 cups honey (use a good quality, neutral flavor)
• ¼ cup dried lavender buds
• 2 loaves of fresh French Baguette, sliced ¼” – 1” thick
• 1 large log of goat cheese
• mixed fresh berries
• mint garnish (optional)
how to make…
Over simmering heat in a double boiler, combine the honey and lavender. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring every so often. Strain into a cheesecloth, discarding the lavender remains. Let it cool completely before serving and storing it in a mason jar.
Slice the Bauggette on a diagonal (makes them look pretty!). I like my bread with a soft center, but a traditional crostini is toasted. If toasting, preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with sliced Bauggette. Bake for 15-20 until just golden and crispy. Let them cool and relax.
Smear each crostini with a layer of goat cheese and top with fresh berries and a drizzle of lavender honey. Garnish with a mint leaf. Yields: 2 cups.