Friday, 23 March 2012

Figs with Goat's Cheese and Honey

Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding. 

The new love of my life..... how did I miss these for so long?


They're figs. Ripe, scented and ruby inside, scattered with soft goat's cheese and drizzled with honey. It's my new guilty pleasure. But the figs have to be ripe: if in doubt, give them a gentle squeeze. They should be soft to the touch.


I don't know if there is an elegant or lady-like way to eat these - you really just have to get stuck in. You can scrape the soft flesh inside with a teaspoon, or just nibble at the quartered figs with your fingers. In any case, the creamy white cheese balances against the sweet honey and the scented, juicy figs just bring everything together. I love this. *sighs*
These are great as a snack or a grown-up dessert.



Do you like figs? What's your favourite way to eat them? 


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