*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      BLUE CHEESE TOASTS WITH WALNUTS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Vegetarian
                 Madison
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6      ounce         Roquefort
                         -=OR=- other blue cheese
    6      tablespoon    Unsalted butter
    1      tablespoon    Cognac (optional)
                         Freshly ground pepper
    2      tablespoon    Finely chopped walnuts
    4      sl            Bread (thin)
 
 Serve these Blue Cheese Toasts surrounding a salad made of finely shredded bitter
greens--radicchio, butter lettuce, endive--and dressed with a walnut oil
vinaigrette.
 
   PREHEAT THE OVEN OR BROILER for the toast. Cream the cheese and butter
 together. Add the cognac, if using, season with pepper and stir in the walnuts.
 Toast the bread lightly on both sides. Spread the cheese over the toast, then
 return it to the oven or broiler just long enough for the butter and cheese to
 melt into the toast a little. It shouldn't melt completely, but just soften.
 Remove the toasts from the oven, dust them with more pepper and cut them into
 smaller pieces. Serve warm. Cool, juicy slices of pears would make a perfect
 accompaniment to the cheese and walnuts.
 
  DEBORAH MADISON - PRODIGY GUEST CHEFS COOKBOOK
 
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