Figs & Cheese Puff Pastry by Darwin Gosal

Ingredients (serve 6)

1 roll of frozen puff pastry
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp water
75g blue-cheese (or cream cheese)
1/2 orange
4 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp honey
2 sprigs thyme
salt and pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ºC. Cut 6 rings out of the puff pastry and place onto lined baking tray. Gently prick the pastry surface with fork.
  2. Whisk the egg yolk with water and baste the pastry with it. Set aside.
  3. Juice and zest the orange, pour it in a bowl and mix with sugar, cinnamon, and honey.
  4. Cut each figs into 4 quarters and lay them in a baking dish. Pour the prepared mixture (in step 3) over the figs and add the sprigs of thyme (and add a pinch of salt and pepper as desired).
  5. Baked the figs and pastry for about 10-12 minutes at 180 ºC.
  6. Separate each pastry into half and put blue-cheese and figs in the pastry, distribute the sauce and serve warm.

Credit: Adapted from Sabine's recipe @ Kitchen Stories.