At our recent annual Tomato Tasting we found ourselves long on a few items – French bread, fresh figs and pears. We had also just discovered a great local cheese called Flower Power; a fresh lactic cow cheese speckled with bee pollen. This was the result – a big hit!
- 1 baguette
- 12 fresh figs
- 2 ripe pears
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ pound fresh cheese (cow, sheep or goat will work)
- balsamic vinegar
- olive oil
- Slice baguette into ½ inch round and bake in oven at 350 degrees until browned and crisp (10 -12 minutes).
- Chop figs and pears into ¼ inch dice and mix in walnuts in a bowl.
- Spread fruit/nut mixture on baguette slices and top with shaved cheese. Sprinkle balsamic and olive oil on top.
Serves 6 -8 as an appetizer. Works with all Taft Street wines.