Goat Cheese Toasts with Garlic and Herbes de Provence

makes 20 toasts

5 (1/2-inch) thick slices of  quality white bread

4 ounces mild creamy goat cheese, at room temperature

3 medium garlic cloves, very thinly sliced

1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence

Kosher salt

Extra Virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350º F.

Toast each slice of bread until golden brown.  Place on a wire rack to cool slightly.  Trim the crust from each toast to make a square.  Using a serrated knife, slice each toast in half (slice through the soft interior so that each half has a toasted side and a soft side).  Spread the goat cheese onto the inside of one slice of toast.  Place 5-6 slivers of garlic on top of the cheese.  Sprinkle lightly with the Herbes de Provence and lightly season with kosher salt.  Lightly drizzle with olive oil and place the other half on top. Cut each square in half on the diagonal.  Cut each triangle in half again to make 4 small triangles for each piece of toast.  Place the triangles on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until the cheese is just warmed through, about 5 minutes.  Transfer to a serving platter and drizzle with a little more olive oil. Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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