Saturday, December 30, 2006
brie & mascarpone
i squeezed in a trip to central market yesterday & was inspired to make this cheesethang. central market is the closest to dean & deluca, zabar's or balducci's that we get down here in san antonio.
i lined a loaf pan with plastic wrap and cut an entire brie wheel into pieces to fit the bottom. sprinkled chopped pecans over the brie and then spread fresh mascarpone over the nuts. (sigh. i will miss our pecan tree.) the mascarpone was then topped with loads of chopped dried apricots, pears and cranberries. i topped it with waxed paper and got another loaf pan and pressed the cheese concoction down evenly & heavily. then chilled it for an hour before turning it out of the pan & removing the plastic wrap.
one half is for tomorrow night and one is for today. i cannot wait for cheese&cracker:thirty.