Roasted figs with goat’s cheese, hazelnuts and chocolate balsamic glaze
12 fresh figs
120g soft goat’s cheese
60g hazelnuts, roasted and chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
In a bowl, mix together the goat’s cheese, hazelnuts and thyme. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix well.
Place a teaspoon of the goat’s cheese mixture into the cavity of each fig and set them on a baking tray.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water, then remove from the heat and whisk in the balsamic vinegar and honey. Using a pastry brush, glaze the skin of the figs with the mixture.
Place in the oven for five minutes, then allow to cool. Serve at room temperature.