Caramelised black figs on rough oatcakes with soft goat’s cheese and thyme
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
WHAT TO DO:
- 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!
TIPS & TRICKS:
- - 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.