My dear and delightful friend Monique introduced us to a lighter version of this spread/pate a little while ago on her wonderful blog La Table De Nana.
You'll see how cleverly she packaged her Cretons for the holidays when you go to her blog.
Monique is beautiful woman, both inside and out and a true artist at everything she does. You must go visit her blog to see what treasures await. I believe her's will become one of your favorites.
Thank you sweet Monique, for everything you do and share, but especially for your valued friendship.
I'm just going to post my photos here ~ you can find the recipe on Monique's blog. I followed her ingredients exactly, the only change I made is I also added a little of Julia Child's Spice Blend (which I posted in one of my earlier entries), and I cooked mine stovetop instead of in the microwave.
I love this little pate container, but I would be much more pleased with it if weren't for that poor little rabbit on top that met an unfortunate fate.
But it works very well for serving the Cretons. I don't think it is the traditional way of serving, but I plucked a fresh Bay leaf from my topiary and laid it on top.
Yummie! It is delicious, and Monique's is a lightened up version, less fat. Wonderful with crackers, or on toast croutons.
And Mustard, too. It was wonderful with stone-ground Dijon.
Plenty for a party...
And a little to give away.
This is very, very good! Thank you for the keeper recipe Monique. :) I look forward to making this a holiday tradition at my house.