Just a quickie from me today as the window of opportunity for figs, though delectable, is short and oh so sweet. I find figs are best eaten simply, as the French and Italians do it. I was recently inpired, when I dined out with my three longest standing girlfriends for dinner. The Italian restaurant served them with Gorgonzola, which worked equally as well as Danish feta/goats cheese, which is what I have used here
Baked Fresh Figs with Prosciutto and Goats Cheese
8 fresh figs
8 slices of prosciutto or Serrano Ham
150g or 1/2 cup of goats cheese, Danish Feta, or Gorgonzola
Preheat the oven to 180C or 350F
Line a baking tray with baking paper
Top and tail figs so they sit upright on the tray
Cut a cross in the top of the figs,3/4 of the way down into the figs, being careful not to go right through to the bottom.
Place a heaped teaspoon of goats cheese into the incision
Wrap figs with prosciutto.
There's no need to secure with a tooth pick.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until prosciutto is crisp
This is quality food served simply and at its best.
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