Roasted Figs With Whipped Goat Cheese And Mascarpone
The other day I started my daily routine, feeding and medicating and walking the pugs, get my cup of coffee and sit down at the computer to see what I missed after sleeping all night. I saw a post from The Solitary Cook, one of my favorite blogs and just have to say that she is someone I greatly admire and look to for inspiration. The title of the post was DAVID LEBOVITZ’S ROASTED FIGS, I was immediately drawn to this recipe. First, I LOVE figs, fresh figs not dried. How could I go wrong with a recipe from the very talented Mr. Lebovitz and Cynthia (The Solitary Cook). I knew this would be wonderful.
Now this was a revelation for me, really it was. I always poached my figs, at least the figs that I didn’t eat fresh. It never dawned on me to roast them. (one of those aha moments). Imagine roasting fresh figs with rosemary or thyme, honey and wine. I was immediately drawn in, inspired and I had to make this right away.
I changed the recipe ever so slightly, instead of red wine I used white and I chose to use thyme as Mr. Lebovitz suggests (because thats what I had) and thought that whipped goat cheese and mascarpone lightly sweetened with the syrup from the roasted figs would be wonderful. I really recommend you try this delicious recipe, it’s absolutely amazing, and if you are a fig lover like me you will be in fig heaven.
Whipped Goat Cheese And Mascarpone
3 oz softened goat cheese (Chevre)
3 oz mascarpone
2-3 tbs of the syrup from the roasted figs
whip the cheese and syrup together with hand held mixer. Easy right?
Add a dollop to the figs. Drizzle with some of the syrup. It’s heavenly!!