Try this fun recipe for you next Halloween party!
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
4 large shallots
10 oz. fresh goat cheese
4 oz. cream cheese
6 oz. Greek feta cheese
black sesame seeds
1 Piquillo pepper
6 PAINTED TWIGS
CRACKERS, FLATBREADS, AND BREAD STICKS
In a medium skillet, melt the butter. Add the shallots and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes. Scrape the shallots into a food processor and let cool. Add the goat cheese, cream cheese, and feta, and puree until smooth. Scrape the cheese into a bowl and refrigerate until chilled about 30 minutes.
Shape one-third of the cheese mixture into a ball and roll in black sesame seeds to coat; shape the remaining two-thirds into a larger ball and coat with black sesame seeds. On a serving board, press the balls together to form the head and body of a spider. Cut the piquillo pepper (or use a fresh red pepper if not available) into 2 small triangles and place them on the body in an hourglass shape. Serve with crackers, flatbreads, or breadsticks.
NOTE: LEFTOVERS MAKE EXCELLENT SPREAD FOR SANDWICHES