Did you know there is an actual pink sand beach in Cape Sable, Everglades?
Book me a ticket, please!
A few weeks ago my girls and I visited family in Montana for a few days. My sisters and I decided to have a kid-free night at the Ranch Club Restaurant. What a treat!
For an appetizer they brought out the most decadent cheese board. Being from sunny Southern California wine country I've eaten A LOT of cheese (paired with wine of course!) and this would have to be one of the best cheese boards I've had.
This is my version of their graham cracker sable paired with taleggio and raspberry sauce; it was fantastic and the perfect 'finger food' appetizer.
Happy New Year!!
Graham Cracker Sable
Yields about 30 1-inch cookies
Recipe adapted from Epicurean Mom
2 cups graham cracker powder
1/2 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
13 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place 2 pieces of parchment on 2 baking sheets.
In the bowl of a standing mixer on med-low setting, combine graham powder, flour, salt and brown sugar until well incorporated. Set the mixture speed to low and pour the butter into the graham cracker mixture, mixing well. Add the egg, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for up to 1 hour.
Place plastic wrap on a flat surface, lightly flour the wrap. Put the dough on floured surface and roll out into 1/8-inch thick. With 1-inch cookie cutter cut out graham dough and place on parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool.
2 pints raspberries, rinsed
1 pint blueberries, rinsed
2 cups strawberries, rinsed and halved
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1/2 lemon, juiced
mint leaves, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium/high heat. Bring to a slow boil then reduce heat to medium/low. Let simmer until syrupy and thick, about 10-15 minutes. Let cool (if short on time put in the fridge.)
Cut taleggio in 1/2-inch pieces. Spoon the raspberry sauce on a plate, top with graham cracker sable and taleggio. Dot taleggio with raspberry sauce and garnish with mint.