Ricotta Toasts with Honey and Thyme

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Author Notes: Crisp toasted baguettes glow garlic. Ricotta relaxes in a cloud of cream. Grey green specks of thyme blink under a golden sheen of honey - can you say mouthwatering?! These fresh cheese toasts are simple and quick to prepare for an impromptu gatheringhopecooks

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Makes 18 toasts

  • 1 baguette sliced into 18 1/2" slices
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove peeled
  • 2 cups 2 cups good quality ricotta
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 tablespoons orange blossom honey, preferably in a squeeze bottle
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Place bread slices on a sheet pan lined with foil. Using a silicone brush, lightly brush bread with olive oil.
  3. Toast bread slices until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Allow bread to cool until you can lift a slice without burning your fingers and then rub each slice of bread with the garlic clove
  4. Spread each garlic toast with a dollop of ricotta cheese and sprinkle with chopped thyme. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. The toasts can be assembled to this point up to 2 hours ahead of time ; cover loosely with plastic wrap
  5. Drizzle the toasts with honey, place on a serving tray and serve immediately

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