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                           Ellen’s Basil Boursin
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese/eggs                      French
                 Harned 1994                      Herb/spice
                 Spreads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3                    Garlic cloves -- peeled
      1/2   c            Fresh sweet basil leaves
      1/4   c            Chives
      1/4   c            Fresh parsley
      1/4   c            Black olives -- pitted
    8       oz           Cream cheese
                         Fresh basil sprig (garnish)
 
   In a food processor, chop the garlic and herbs.  Add the cream cheese;
   blend until smooth.  Coarsely chop the olives and add.  Transfer the
   mixture to a small bowl.  Garnish with a sprig of fresh basil.  Chill.
   
   Ogden writes: “Boursin is a classic French herb spread.  Mine is a
   simplified version, good served with crackers or spread on pieces of
   French bread, topped with thin slices of roast beef.”
   
   Recipe developed by Ellen Ogden.  In “The Cook’s Garden” catalog,
   Spring/Summer 1994, Vol. XI, No. 1.  Pg. 59.
  
 
 
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