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Goat’s cheese creme crostini with Cranberry jelly

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    Quick lunch

I love goats’ cheese, but it can be quite strong.

I have toned it down with the addition of cream cheese and a squeeze of orange juice.

The cranberry jelly and pomegranate seeds add a touch of fun, and they look stunning too.

  • 115g soft goats’ cheese
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese, softened
  • 1-2 tbsp orange juice
  • 400ml cranberry and pomegranate juice
  • 1 tbsp gelatine
  • ½ French stick
  • Spray oil
  • 50g Parma ham
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds

1 Blend together the goats’ cheese, cream cheese and orange juice in a food processor, or whisk by hand until light and creamy. Cover and set aside.

2 Warm ½ cup of the juice and stir in the gelatine until smooth and dissolved, add remaining juice and pour mixture into a shallow glass dish. Chill for 3-4 hours.

3 Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cut the French bread into thin round slices and lay on a lined baking tray. Spray with oil and bake for 5-8 minutes until toasted. Cool and allow to harden.

4 Spread the toasted crostini rounds with the goats’ cheese and top with Parma ham. Finish with a little square or spoonful of the pink jelly. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See

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