Here is a different Hors d’Oeuvres to serve with a glass of wine, when your company arrives. You don’t want to fill up on them or no one will want dinner. If it is a wine and cheese evening or a card night, this is a good one.
- 1 loaf of unsliced white bread
- 3 tbsp. melted butter
- 1/4 cup grated Gouda cheese
Remove the crusts from the bread and cut into 2 inch cubes, scooping out the centers. Brush the rim edges with butter. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Spoon the following filling into the cases and top with grated cheese. Just before serving, heat in the oven for 10 minutes until the cheese melts.
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 1/2 tbsp. white flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2/3 cup grated Gouda cheese
- 2/3 cup grated Asiago cheese
- 1 tsp. each of fresh: chives, basil and oregano
Make a roux with the flour and butter, cooking until bubbly. Remove from the heat and slowly add the milk, whisking as you pour. Return to the heat and cook until the mixture reaches a boil and becomes t hicker.
Remove from the heat and add the yolk and cheeses. Return to the burner, stirring over a low heat until smooth. Add the herbs at the last.
Now, you are again “the hostess with the mostess”. Have they asked when they can move in yet? They will. Enjoy!