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Goats cheese with salt pickled beetroot, chutney, toasted hazelnuts and oatcakes

Method

  1. For the pickled beetroot - Put all ingredients except the beetroot in a pot and bring up to boil, take off from heat. Meanwhile using a mandolin or a very sharp knife cut the beetroot into very thin slices. Place the slices into the hot pickling liquor and leave them until needed and the liquor has cooled.
  2. For the oatcakes - Mix oatmeal, salt, bicarbonate soda and flour. Melt butter in boiling water and add to dry ingredients. Mix until the mixture feels spongy. Turned the mixture onto a surface with oatmeal and scatter more on top. Pin out until the mix is about 5mm thick cut to r Pin out until the mix is about 5mm thick cut to required shape. Bake at 180˚C for 10min.
  3. For the Chutney - Finely dice the beetroot, grate the apple keeping the skin on. Place in a pot with all the other ingredients. Bring up to the boil then turn down to a gentle simmer Cook out chutney slowly for about 35 minutes or until the majority of the liquid has gone. You should be left with sticky chutney.
  4. Place goat cheese into a robo coupe for few seconds and roll up. Replace the goat cheese onto a cling film with sprinkle of chives and hazelnuts, and crumbed ginger bread roll up and put into a fridge.