Starter Recipes > Cheese, Garlic and Herb Pate

This recipe is part of the February 2008 Recipes Menu

Starter - Cheese, Garlic and Herb Pate
Main Course - Elizabethan Pork
Dessert - Chocolate Spice Cake

How to make cheese, garlic and herb pate:
Very simple and speedy to make this cheese, garlic and herb pate looks really pretty on any Valentine's table. It tastes really good too!


Cheese, Garlic and Herb Pate
1/2 oz butter
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 spring onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, marjoram, oregano and basil
6oz cream cheese
4oz mature Cheddar cheese, finely grated
4 – 6 slices of white bread from a medium cut sliced loaf, crusts removed
mixed salad leaves and cherry tomatoes to serve
ground paprika to garnish
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- Fry the garlic and scallions gently in the butter until softened.
- Allow to cool.
- Put the cream cheese into mixing bowl and beat until soft.
- Add the cooled garlic and spring onions.
- Stir in the herbs, mixing well.
- Add the cheddar cheese and work the mixture together to form a stiff paste.
- Make into a heart shape.
- Chill until ready to serve.
- To make the Melba toast put the bread into a low oven until crisp and golden.
- Cut into triangles if liked.
- Sprinkle a little paprika onto the pate.
- Serve with a crisp salad of choice.