I know a lot of people on this board love this Town Hall appetizer. But at $12.50 a pop, I couldn't help thinking it would be quite easy to make at home.
Some of you may remember I was recently trying to source Smithfield Ham locally on this newsgroup, without much luck. The reason was to try and recreate the Town Hall's recipe at home.
In the end I decided to develop a more local recipe. One that celebrated local products.
So instead of Bakewell cream, I used Creme Fraiche from the cowgirl creamery. Instead of red pepper jam, I bought some of Tierra's Chile Jam at the Ferry Building Farmer's Market. ($8.50 a jar, will last for ages). I failed on the ham front in terms of local, but instead of using hard-tofind Smithfield, I opted for Serrano which I personally like. Prosciutto would be an aternative.
Below is a link to my post with pictures.
And I will also post the recipe on the Chowhound Home Cooking Board too.