• 200g soft goat's cheese
  • 100g soft cheese
  • 200ml double cream
  • 12 ripe figs, halved
  • a few sprigs thyme, leaves picked
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 a small bunch chives, chopped
  • a handful walnuts, toasted
  • to serve toast


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Whizz the cheeses and cream with some seasoning, in a food processor, until smooth.

  • STEP 2

    Put the figs cut-side up on a baking sheet. Add a few thyme leaves, drizzle with olive oil, season, and bake for 8 minutes until soft.

  • STEP 3

    Fold the chives through the cheese, and add dollops to 8 plates, spreading it out in a line with the back of a spoon or spatula. Top with 3 fig halves, crumble over the walnuts and serve with melba or very thin sourdough toast.


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