Twitter is not good when you’re as easily swayed by peer pressure as I am. When I was contemplating signing up for Big Sur, there was this…
But it’s also really helpful when I’m feeling indecisive. I wanted to bake bread, and there was this…
Kelsey didn’t know it, but I had actually bought pasteurized chevre and fresh figs the day before, but wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them. Now I had my answer!
I baked up some rosemary focaccia, and made panini with sliced fresh figs and crumbled chevre. Not too many crazy ingredients or flavors, but it was one of the best sandwiches I’ve had in a long time.
I don’t have a panini press, so I just used a nonstick pan, and cooked the sandwich for a few minutes on each side, pressing it down with a metal spatula as it cooked. The melty goat cheese, sweet figs, and salty, chewy bread were exactly what I was craving! It’s so simple you don’t really need a recipe, but here it is:
for each sandwich:
1 square or piece of rosemary focaccia (I halved this recipe and instead of fresh rosemary on top, I mixed 1 tsp dried rosemay into the dough when I added the salt)
a few tbsp crumbled chevre
1-2 fresh black figs, thinly sliced
Slice the bread in half and arrange the figs and chevre on one side.
Press the other half of bread on top, and cook in a nonstick pan for a few minutes on each side, pressing with a spatula until cheese and figs are warm (or use a panini press)