Smoked duck tangy Apple crostini and Crispy Cracker Barrel cheddar 

Would you be keen to have a quick, easy and flavor packed satisfying meal? Look no further, we have prepared some crostini and crispy cheese in this post.

Smoked duck tangy Apple crostini

Ingredients 

 

  • 1 Smoked duck breast 
  • A handful aragula/ rocket
  • 1 Apple 
  • 1 tsp salted butter 
  • 1 tbsp Cherry fruit paste
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 tsp honey
  • A dash of cracked black pepper
  • French loaf* cut into 8 slices, each about 1 cm thick 
  • 1 small cheddar cheese block or enough to grate on the crostinis 

*we prefer white breads and French loaves from Japanese/ Asian bakeries as they have a better flavor and taste whether eating on it’s own or for toasts 

Some bakeries are Donq at Takashimaya, Imperial Treasure Bakery at Tripleone.

Directions

  1. Toast the duck breast until skin is crispy, about 8min
  2. Drizzle olive oil onto bread, toast for 1 – 2 min till sides crisp
  3. Marinated Apple – Core, chop apple, drizzle Apple cider vinegar and honey, add pepper and mix well
  4. When toasted bread is ready, slather with butter and add the cherry fruit paste on each slice
  5. slice duck breast to the thickness you desire. We sliced to about 0.5cm thick and top on the bread
  6. Sprinkle marinated Apple and roughly chopped aragula
  7. Grate cheddar on the toasts and grill for about 2 – 3 min till cheese melts
  8. Serve immediately   

   

  

  

  

 

Crispy Cracker Barrel cheddar 

 Ingredients

  •  Marinated Apple from above recipe
  • Coles special reserve vintage cheddar cheese block
  • Roughly chopped aragula/ rocket

Directions

  1. Grate cheese and spread them evenly on the pan to obtain an evenly cooked crisp layer
  2. Grill the cheese at 170 degC for 3min
  3. When cheese is cooked, scrape them up and top on a mixture of marinated Apple and aragula

Our mistake was putting the Apple and aragula together to grill. It turned out that some parts were not crisp properly but it also ended up having different textures. Some cheese  parts were crispy while some slightly chewy. 

  

  

   
 Have a good weekend everyone!

 

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