Baked Fig and Goats Cheese with Parma Ham

This is one seriously delicious combination - tangy warm goat cheese, sweetness from the baked fig and a slight saltiness from the Parma ham.

Oh yes, this is just perfect as a starter for any good dinner party.

Baked Fig and Goats Cheese with Parma Ham

Easy to make and no need for any fancy equipment - just a non-stick baking sheet or very shallow tray.

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To serve two you will need:
2 rounds of goats cheese - rind on
2 fresh figs
4 slices of Parma ham
a few baby leaves 
Balsamic glaze for drizzling - if you feel like being a bit fancy

How to do it:
Preheat your oven to 200C/400F of Gas 6

It's important you use goat cheese that has the rind on or it will collapse when cooking into a pool of goo.
Cut the top off of each fig and then cut a criss-cross in each fig taking care not to cut right through.
Pop the figs onto a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes then add the goats cheese round to the same tray.  Pop the lot back into the oven and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes keeping an eye in-case as you don't want the cheese to melt too much.  The figs should have opened up nicely.

Serve the cheese, figs on a plate drizzled with balsamic glaze (you can buy it ready made in any good supermarket) add two slices of Parma ham and some baby leaves.  

Baked Fig and Goats Cheese with Parma Ham

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