Mushroom Goat Cheese Braid with Balsamic Glaze
A couple weeks ago, one of my friends shared a post from the local renaissance festival. The post described a fancy dinner they were having, which included a description of a mushroom puff pastry thing. I made a comment about how I was pretty meh on most of it, but would like to spend some quality time with that mushroom pastry.
She replied in kind, and we both kind of got... whatever the food equivalent of "lecherous" is ... about it. We decided that we would have to finally make some time to get together, and make one of them.
This weekend was the big day.. and she and her husband came down with a virus. BOO!
So, to not let the ingredients go to waste, I went ahead and made this mushroom goat cheese braid for my husband. I took inspiration from my mushroom turnovers, and the filling was *SO* good. I really have to figure out how to make a gluten-free puff pastry... Hmmm.
Anyway, we glazed and drizzled it with balsamic vinegar. We had a bottle of fancy, expensive stuff that I've been afraid to even open - oh, it was good stuff! I'm still a little afraid / hoarding it, but at least I took the first step and used it once!
Enjoy this mushroom goat cheese braid!