I found this recipe in a cookbook I bought a couple of months ago, published by the best little lunch place in town (De Gartine). I fell in love with this place, situated right in the center of the city first of all because the food is AMAZING and second of all because it’s so small and cute. Also, the people are really nice. What more do you want?
A lot of their ingredients come either from their own garden or have been bought at local farmers. You can really taste the love and care for the products!
So if you ever find yourself in Amsterdam, do yourself a favor and make a reservation (it’s small and often very busy) for a lunch or even a high tea (those pies…)
This recipe is inspired by one of their own.
Ingredients (for 2 people)
- 2 Tablespoons Mascarpone
- 2 tablespoons Goatcheese
- 1 Teaspoon Honey
- 1 Teaspoon Orange Blossom Water
- 1 Tablespoon Pinenuts
- 2 Tablespoons of Red Fruit (for garnishing)
- Roast the pinenuts in a skillet until they turn golden then; set aside.
- Mix the mascarpone and the goat cheese in a bowl with a spoon
- Mix the honey with the orange blossom water in a separate bowl
- Leave both mixtures in the refrigerator
- Right before serving, add the honey-orange blossom water mix to the mascarpone and goatcheese mix
- Sprinkle the pinenuts and red fruit on top
- You could use either goat cheese or sheep cheese; as long as it’s a little salty and mixes well with mascarpone
- You could use whatever nuts you have. Almonds, walnuts, or cashews should mix well with the taste.
You can buy the “De Gartine” cookbook here.
(Unfortunately they don’t have it in English yet, only in Dutch)