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    Fresh figs with ricotta toast & balsamic

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    Fresh figs with ricotta toast & balsamic

    Creamy cheese and sweet figs are a delicious match and taste even better drizzled with honey and sticky, aged balsamic

    • Preparation time: 25 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes 45 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    8 slices sourdough bread
    Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle
    200g ricotta
    1 tbsp clear honey, plus extra to serve
    8 figs
    Aged balsamic vinegar — a thick and sticky variety such as
    Waitrose Invecchiato or Belazu Special Reserve, to serve

    Method

    1. Preheat a griddle over a medium–high heat. Lightly drizzle the bread on both sides with oil and cook for 1–2 minutes each side until charred.

    2. Meanwhile, combine the ricotta, honey and a little freshly ground black pepper in a bowl.

    3. Spread each piece of toast with the ricotta mixture. Slice or tear the figs and divide among the toasts. Drizzle with more honey and balsamic, then finish with freshly ground black pepper to serve.

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