Caramelised black figs on rough oatcakes with soft goat’s cheese and thyme

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Difficulty:Very easy  Time:Quick

INGREDIENTS (x 10 persons)

  • - 50 ml Balsamic vinegar
  • - 1 glass Portuguese Porto wine
  • - 1 package soft goats’ cheese, in slices
  • - 4 black figs
  • - 50 g sugar
  • - a handful of thyme leaves


  • 1. Wash the figs with their own skin and cut them into wedges.
  • 2. Place them in a casserole with the sugar, 100 ml of water and the balsamic vinegar. Let the sugar melt at low heat by gently stirring it with a wooden spoon.
  • 3. Add the figs, the Port and cover with a lid. Let the figs cook for about 5 min, then take them out, drain them from the sauce and put them apart.
  • 4. In the meanwhile, let the sauce thicken at low heat until it is reduced to about 2/3rd. When dense and creamy enough, switch the fire off and let it cool down.
  • 5. Place the rough oatcakes on a serving tray and, on top of each one, put a slice of soft goat’s cheese. Decorate with a wedge of caramelised fig, a teaspoon of creamy sauce and a sprinkle of thyme leaves. Believe me, supergood!


  • - This is a perfect recipe to use as a starter or during a party.
  • - You can prepare them in advance, to save time, and warm the sauce just before serving them.