This is the last of our figs. So why not use it for a recipe that involves a delicious country bread we all love. Homebaked of course, or like I did, buying it from our boulangerie(bakery) who bakes much better bread than I can ever do! We ate it as a late afternoon snack after we had a very meager lunch. Or you can have it for lunch served beside a green salad. It is so simple and quick, I’m almost too embaressed to post it, but if you’re like me and prefer simple and quick, but still delicious, this recipe is for you.

Recipe

  • Four slices of crusty country bread.
  • Goats cheese
  • 4 slices of prioscutto ham
  • 12 small figs or 8 large ones
  • honey
  • freshly milled pepper
  • roquette sprouts
  1. Toast the country bread on both sides.
  2. Leave to cool and spread or places slices of goats cheese on the toasts.
  3. Tear the prioscutto ham into pieces so you don’t pull the whole slice of ham off the bread with the first bite.
  4. Break open the figs and place on the prioscutto ham.
  5. Drizzle with honey, sprinkle with freshly milled pper and top off with some roquette sprouts.

Serves 4 people

Pinch of salt

  1. Serve as a lunch with a green salad and pungent vinaigrette.
  2. Use a baguette instead of country bread.
  3. Use ricotta instead of goats cheese.
  4. Use other fruits like peaches or plums or even strawberries instead of figs. See my post, Baguette with red fruit and parma ham
  5. Leave out the sprouts and place under the grill for a few minutes.

The Provencal market

If there is anything that I adore, it is browsing the provencal market with a basket in hand. Even if you go home with an empty basket, the ambiance and joy of a market is already a gift to take home. There is something for everyone, from fresh local produce to meat and cheese, flowers and clothes, leather and pottery, nik-naks and art. I bought some sunflowers from Carpentras, a huge bunch and it is on this high note that I say goodbye to summer !

à bientôt

Ronell

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