Figs were on special in Aldi this week! I was so excited that I bought two packs with very little idea of what I would do with them! I first made this recipe a few years ago when my lovely friend Helen brought round a beautiful bowl of figs as a moving in present.
If you have only tried those dried figs you get at Christmas, (not a fan) give fresh figs a go. They are a completely different experience. This recipe is perfect as a starter or a weekend treat – or as I had them -which was throughout the day on a Tuesday! I ate 6. That’s a lie, I ate 7. (8 *hangs head in shame*) I have not even told my children I made these. They were long gone by the time they got back from school!
I will definitely be cooking with figs again, they make a really nice change. If you want some more figgy inspiration, why not try:
- Fig & Prosciutto Salad (You could add prosciutto to this recipe for a more substantial lunch)
- Fig Chutney (make now to eat at Christmas!)
- Fig Tart (Layer puff pastry with figs, honey and a little cinnamon before baking)
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Feeds 4 as a snack or starter.
- 8 fresh figs
- 2 tbls honey
- 1 tbls balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 75g goat’s cheese
- Ground black pepper
- Heat the oven to 200C
- Cut the stalks off the figs and cut a cross in the top of each one, roughly two thirds of the way down to the base,
- Place them on a baking tray.
- Divide the goat’s cheese into 8 equal sized pieces and press each one into a fig.
- Drizzle each fig with a little honey (roughly a teaspoon on each) and a couple of drops of balsamic vinegar.
- Top with a good grind of black pepper and a sprinkle of chopped thyme leaves.
- Put them in the oven for 15 minutes until soft