This was utterly lovely. Yum.
We all were raving about the results and those who watched me create the tartine(s) commented that the Balsamic Vinegar and pepper were much less obvious than they expected. Those who walked into the kitchen afterward had to look hard at the tartines to guess what was included in them :) We all just loved this unusual combo.
My bread was from the LeBus bakery in Philly and I chose a plain baguette as well as a multigrain baguette. Surprisingly, we all preferred the plain baguette better - with my husband suggesting the other flavor actually distracted him a bit from the toppings. Keep in mind both options were still fabulous, we just preferred the plain.
For the sake of taste testing, I made an extra few with whipped Philadelphia cream cheese too - since we almost always have this in the fridge. It was darn nice. Not as wonderful as that Vermont Goat Cheese Nana scored for us, but great in a pinch.This was a fun adventure that offers a great appetizer and wonderful "go to" for a simple lunch - I can't wait to have some more........
This was an absolutely wonderful tartine ! I have never had balsamic vinegar with strawberries before but they are perfect together.
It's amazing the things we learn from these recipes- I had never even heard of
"creamy" goat cheese before, but I found some from the Vermont Butter
& Cheese Creamery that they sold in Wegman's grocery store.Since these should be eaten as soon as possible, I only made 8 slices between the two of us. The strawberries were huge, so I had to cut them into about 8 pieces each. All in all, it makes a beautiful little appetizer. I love the ease of these recipes that we have made so far this month.