You can eat almost anything on a slice of toasted sourdough. It a great vessel for sweet, savoury, breakfast, lunch, snacks. If all else fails, make toast, that’s my motto.
This recipe is a firm favourite of mine. It’s the combination of all the flavours: sweet juicy roasted pear, creamy almond cheese, toasted hazelnuts, crunchy toast, and fragrant thyme. Not forgetting the all-important pinch of sea salt.
It can made into little crostini canapes, or a starter and I also love it for brunch.
2 large slices of sourdough
2 ripe pears
150g creamy almond cheese I use Nush foods
A few sprigs of thyme
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ cup toasted hazelnuts
¼ cup maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Slice the pears in roughly 1 cm sliced length ways, or quarter. Place on a lined baking tray and drizzle with about 2 tbs of maple. Place in the preheated oven until lightly caramelized, 15-20 minutes.
- When the pears are ready. Toast the bread and spread thickly with the cream cheese, top with the pears, roughly chopped hazelnuts, a few sprigs and leaves of thyme and a pinch of salt.