One of the best parts about tea sandwiches?
The small bite-sized serving makes it the perfect chance to put really interesting flavors together and somehow (the cuteness? the small size?) means people give it a go when they otherwise might not.
These sandwiches — made with sweet date paste, fresh mint, and tangy goat cheese on a cheese puff “bun” — are out of the ordinary but totally intriguing. We know the name of the recipe, Gougères Tea Sandwiches With Mint, Date Paste, and Goat Cheese recipe, is long, but they are super cute!
Gougères Tea Sandwiches With Mint, Date Paste, and Goat Cheese Recipe
- 1 recipe Gougères made without pancetta and thyme
- 1 cup raw pecans
- 8 ounces Medjool dates pitted
- 3/4 cup cold water
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Kosher salt and Freshly ground black pepper
- 8 ounces fresh goat cheese (aka chèvre) room temperature
- 60 fresh mint leaves
- For the date paste: Combine dates, lemon juice and water in a small saucepan and cook until dates are soft, about 15 minutes. Stir to mash. Cool completely.TIP: Date paste can be made up to 2 days ahead.
- To assemble sandwiches: Slice all the gougères in half so that the can be used like sandwiches. Spread a spoon full of each the date paste and room temperature on all the sandwiches. Pile a few mint leaves onto each gougère, close with a toothpick, and serve.