♥ For the Fig Lovers ♥

Grilled Fig, Goat Cheese and Lavender Honey Bruschetta...

This came out of a fig loving inspired moment.
It is easy to prepare and very simple, but it looks sophisticated and it wows everyone who tries or looks at it!!!!
I normally use lavender or orange flower honey, but on this day we had some stem ginger on the fridge and I drizzled it with its syrup. It was Delicious!!!

You will need:

4 slices of bread {for this particular photo we only had granary, but I usually use a day old baguette}
4 tablespoons of boursin {goats cheese - the best} or cream cheese
1 ripe large fig cut in 4 lengthwise with skin on
2 tablespoons of lavender, orange flower or your favourite honey or steam ginger syrup
Few cress leaves, any baby sprouts or edible flowers, I suggest Borage as it contrasts beautifully with the Figs

Prepare all the ingredients before you begin cooking the bread and the figs.

Using a hot griddle pan, toaster or a grill, toast the bread until you get marks on it but without drying it {I normally do one side only until it is toasted and the other one just so it is warm}.
Meanwhile, on a hot griddle or non stick pan add the figs with the cut sides down for a few minutes or until you see it is darkened a bit {a couple of minutes in high heat for each side} and turn.

When the bread and the figs are ready, put one tablespoon of the cheese on top of the softer side of the bread without making it too even, the perfect movement of your hand should look like you are 'cleaning the spoon' on the bread. Put a quarter of the fig on top of the rustically spread cheese and drizzle very scarcely with the honey or stem ginger syrup {maximum 2/3 teaspoon}.

Decorate elegantly with the leaves or flowers {or both} and serve immediately, preferably with Champagne or a good Prosecco...

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