300 Days and 300 Recipes later, a Date Goat Cheese and Balsamic Fig Tartine
by eat in my kitchen
300 days ago, on the 23rd November 2013, I started eat in my kitchen! Today, almost 10 months and 300 recipes later, it feels like this journey has just begun. I’ve met so many amazing people through the blog, people who follow eat in my kitchen worldwide since the early days or who just found it recently. Be it in Europe, the USA, South America, Australia, Africa or Asia, we all share our passion for cooking, baking, eating and treating and that’s been such a great experience for me. Here, I can write about my latest discoveries at the market, new ideas for recipes or old family dishes which have been with me since my childhood. Or the meet in your kitchen features and my wonderful guests who taught me so much about beekeeping, producing olive oil and wine, harvesting salt at the sea, or traditional Maltese recipes which were handed down from one generation to the next. All this would have never happened without eat in my kitchen and without you who follow me so enthusiastically!
Today, it’s my Sandwich Wednesday, one of my blog’s early traditions which I started on the 4th December 2013. It was a spontaneous mood on a busy day that made me come up with a sandwich and I decided to make a weekly series out of it. That’s what I love about this online space, this white canvas where I can not only share the culinary adventures of my kitchen but also try out new ideas that I would have never had without it. One thing is for sure, we wouldn’t have eaten so many sandwiches in the past months without this blog!
I just want to thank you for your trust in my cooking, in my recipes and your ongoing following of what’s happening in my kitchen and what we eat in my kitchen!
This week’s sandwich is a sensual late summer tartine. The sweetest dried dates stirred into smooth goat cream cheese, a couple figs cooked in honey and Balsamico vinegar and Arnold’s Maltese Wild Thyme Honey dripping from the top. It’s sweet, sticky and luscious, like sugary ripe figs almost falling off the branches.
Honey Date Goat Cheese and Balsamic Fig Tartine
For 4 small tartines you need
goat cream cheese 125g / 4.5 ounces
dried dates, chopped, 4
ripe figs, quartered, 2
strong liquid honey 2 teaspoon plus more for the topping
Balsamico vinegar 1 teaspoon
white bread (like baguette or ciabatta) 4 slices
In a sauce pan, heat 1 teaspoon of honey, add the figs and cook for 1 minute, turning them once. Deglaze with the Balsamico vinegar, close with a lid and take off the heat.
Whip the goat cream cheese with 1 teaspoon of honey and stir in the dried dates.
Spread the bread generously with the date goat cheese, put the figs and their juices on top and sprinkle with a little more honey.