Friday, July 19, 2013

Bloom Book Club- Bacon Wrapped Dates

One of the best things about Shauna Niequist's "Bread and Wine" is the recipes. I have only tried one so far but I have plans on trying all of them when life calms down just a little bit around here (family visiting, annual back to school party plans, and of course school starting back). I have to say I had my doubts about this recipe. It seemed like such an odd combination. I am SO glad I tried it! It is a new favorite in our house and I think my boys would make a meal on these alone.

 What you need:
Pitted Dates
Goat Cheese

What you do:
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees
Cut the dates so that they open flat but are still together
Fill the middle with goat cheese and close them up
Cut the bacon slices in half
Wrap each date in half a slice of bacon.
Place on a baking sheet and put in the oven
Bake for 20 mins or until bacon is crispy
Remove from oven and let cool for 5 mins.

 This picture is just an experiment of my own. I made baked apples earlier in the day and had half an apple left over (I still can't figure out how). So I filled the middle with goat cheese and put some bacon on top and then baked with the dates. It was really good too.
Are you reading the book "Bread and Wine" with us? What recipes have you tried?

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