“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,/Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;/Conspiring with him how to load and bless/With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;/To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,/And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;/To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells/With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,/And still more, later flowers for the bees,/Until they think warm days will never cease;/For Summer has o’erbrimm’d their clammy cells.”- (J. Keats – Ode to Autumn)
Hello autumn! I guess I say this every year, but even if I was born in winter, autumn is my favourite season. I just love it. I love its richness and its variety of colors and flavors. I love the sunny mornings with the golden leaves shining in the sun. I love the rainy days that keep me in my warm kitchen baking and making goodies. I love the tasty porcini mushrooms. I love the autumn chestnuts. And I love figs. Oh, yes! I adore them. Eating them fresh, in some delicious dessert or in some savory combination always brings me joy and pleasure.
Have you ever tried them with goat cheese and a bit of honey ? The best crostini ever – a delicious starter or a quick dinner. With a glass of Prosecco are perfect for a classic Italian aperitivo. I’ve just tried thiese with homemade bread and it was a real success. Not to mention the sweet Acacia honey from my father’s bees that took them to another level. :)
Don’t expect a complicated recipe, you just need few ingredients and a bit o creativity
- homemade bread
- fresh figs
- goat cheese
- Acacia honey
- fresh thyme
- Tellichery pepper
- Heat the oven to 180°.
- Prepare the slices of bread and place them on baking paper on a baking tray.
- Add some goat cheese(or a slice) and few slices of figs on each slice of bread.
- Season with freshly ground pepper, drizzle with honey and bake for about 8' or so.
- Add some fresh thyme leaves and serve warm with a glass of white wine.
- Instead of the homemade bread you can use a French baguette.
Rich and flavored, this crostini are ones to remember, no doubt about that!
P.S. Don’t forget about the Prosecco ;)
Hugs from Milan,