You just can’t go wrong with this classic combination. Anything what involves fresh figs, goat cheese and honey is good! This is a fact. In addition, theses bites are so easy to make that you need to spend only around half an hour in the kitchen. Worth trying!
Filo pastry small bites with ġbejna friska, figs and honey
To make 8 pieces
- 4 sheets filo pastry (measuring 48×25 cm, defrosted)
- Some olive oil for brushing
- Approximately 8 medium fresh figs
- 1 piece ġbejna friska (goat, sheep or cow milk)
- 1 heaped tbsp fig preserve
- Juice of 1 small lemon
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Maltese dried thyme
- Preheat the oven to 200 C.
- Unpack filo pastry and carefully unroll it. Line the baking tray with a baking parchment and brush with some olive oil.
- Take one sheet of pastry, put it on a working surface and carefully brush with the oil. Repeat with remaining sheets. Keep the filo pastry covered with the clean kitchen towel while cooking to avoid drying out.
- Cut the pastry into 8 squares and transfer into the baking tray. Prickle with a fork.
- Put in the oven for 8-10 minutes until browned and crisp.
- Take out of the oven, wait a little bit and brush with fig preserve.
- Wash and pat dry figs and slice them.
- Dice ġbejna and set aside.
- Mix the lemon juice, honey and olive oil and pour the mixture over the sliced figs. Turn them carefully to coat well with the mixture.
- Put 3-4 slices on each square, spoon diced cheese over it, season with salt and sprinkle with the thyme.
- Put in the oven for 8-10 minutes more until the figs start caramelizing and cheese starts melting.
- Take the tray out of the oven and sprinkle with more thyme to decorate, drizzle with some more honey and serve!