Fresh Fig and Goat Cheese Tart

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I wanted to make some sort of crostata or galette-type, free-form tart which I’ve done successfully in the past (and have the video to prove it). But instead of using standard pie crust dough, I decided to try something a little more rustic and savory, using spelt flour and olive oil. I knew this would pair beautifully with the sweet fruit and tangy cheese, but it ended up being way too crumbly. So, I just crumbled it into the bottom of a shallow ramekin and the rest is history.



Step: 1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Step: 2

Mix spelt flour, olive oil, salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, with a fork. Starting with 3 tablespoons water, drizzle in just enough for dough to come together. Turn out dough onto work surface. Knead dough until it comes together. Crumble dough and press pieces into the bottoms of 4 small tart pans to form a 1/4-inch-thick bottom crust.

Step: 3

Crumble 2 ounces goat cheese onto each crust. Lay fig slices on top of goat cheese in a single layer. Season with a pinch of kosher salt, small pinch of cayenne pepper. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon white sugar.

Step: 4

Bake until cheese is bubbling and figs are glazed, about 25 minutes. Garnish with sprigs of lemon thyme.


Per Serving: 521 calories; protein 16.8g; carbohydrates 46.7g; fat 31.4g; cholesterol 44.8mg; sodium 1174.7mg.

Eat healthy breakfast to continue the day has become a good habit. It’s a great way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sweet hit from the fruit wakes me up and gives me energy to make on the morning. Sugar is often vilified as the evil of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your digestive system and helps keep you feeling full all day , and not want likely grab a side food out of the street food before lunchtime.

Making fruit a at 7.00 clock habit is simple . Easy as put the sweetness in your fridge next to the milk or on the table next to your grain bowl , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — about anywhere where you’ll see it. Before you eat the rest of your breakfast , eat your fruit. If you’re not usually a breakfast person.

Giving your body a bit of sweetness in the morning is important to kick-start your metabolism for the 24 hours and fuel to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continuous supply of sweetness in the way of process glucose, amounting to around 120g daily. There is also essential evidence to backup the idea that a diet high in fiber can lowering your risk of a count of of cancers. And of course, you well-being from all the other vitamins and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you strong and healthy.

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