Anchoïade with Toasted Goats' Cheese Croutons
It's true that, because of overkill, everybody is tired of sun-dried tomatoes, but now we can buy semi-dried tomatoes, called mi-cuit or sun blush, which are more squashy and succulent, with lots of concentrated tomato flavour.
This recipe is from Delia's Complete How to Cook. Serves 4
This is literally made in moments: all you do is place all the ingredients in a food processor, then briefly process until the mixture is chopped roughly.
Store it in a bowl covered with clingfilm at room temperature till needed. For the croutons, cut the baguettine into 12 slices on the diagonal (about ½ inch/1 cm thick), then spread very thinly with the goats' cheese and season with salt and pepper. Place on the baking tray and bake on the centre shelf of the oven for 20 minutes, until crisp and golden.
To serve, spread the anchoïade generously on to the baked croutons, garnish with the basil leaves and olives, and serve with something like a well-chilled Provençal rosé.
Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4, 350°F
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