Updated: May 29, 2019
It all started late one Saturday night. I got home after a long drive and wanted the comfort of something rich to bite into.
I raided my kitchen to put together a treat. I cut a fig open, placed a generous portion of a fresh, creamy goat's milk cheese inside, curling up in bed and took my first bite. It was perfect.
The next morning, after finishing a catering job for a wedding brunch party, I decided to treat myself for the good work. I excitedly grabbed another fig, ripped it open and placed it happily on a dish for myself. Next, the cheese. I am a cheesy person.
A drizzle of balsamic to round everything out.
As I looked up and out of the bay window in my kitchen, my mint plant reached up, welcoming me to take a snippet.
I fed a bite to my roommate. "This is the best food you have put in my mouth so far," she got out between the giggles and chewing.
There is absolutely no one, apart from yourself, who can prevent you, in the middle of the night, from sneaking down to tidy up the edges of that hunk of cheese at the back of the fridge. -Boris Johnson
This dish is so simple, so flavorful, so elegant. If you want to impress with little time or desire to put together tapas/desserts, this is a fast, fancy and delicious idea.
Even if you have the time, you may just want to stick with this anyway...
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