Fig and Gorgonzola Crostini with Honey
Courtesy of Closet Cooking
A creamy salty-sweet delight with a strong flavor? We know how it sounds — and it’s not just this dish’s description that led to its place on our menu. Due to their shape and texture, figs are a major aphrodisiac, and this recipe showcases them splayed open suggestively against cheese and bread — two French seduction staples. If you’re feeling bold, you could also casually mention how ancient Greeks celebrated the annual fig harvest with a copulation ritual.
8 slices bread or baguette
1/2 cup gorgonzola, crumbled, room temperature
8 figs, cut in half
1 teaspoon thyme
4 tablespoon walnuts, coarsely chopped
pepper to taste
4 tablespoons honey
1. Sprinkle the gorgonzola on the bread, top with the figs, thyme, walnuts and pepper.
2. Broil in the oven until the cheese just starts to melt.
3. Drizzle with honey and enjoy!