Appetizer (Aperitif) with goat cheese and fig jam

Anyone who knows me would find it hilarious that I am sharing a recipe. I’m famous for my lack of cooking skills. But that’s exactly why this “recipe” is so great – no cooking skills required.

I hadn’t been in France long before my neighbors invited me to an apéro or apéritif – a get-together where drinks and nibbles are served. It was a fairly enjoyable evening but stressful since my language skills weren’t up to scratch. Afterward, however, the stress really set in when I realized that I would have to return the invitation. I panicked and began searching for something super easy to serve. I found this simple recipe and it was perfect.

Ingredients needed:

  • Baguette
  • Log of goat cheese
  • Jar of fig jam

In France the baguette and the log of goat’s cheese were just about the same size around. I’ve noticed in the UK that the baguette is a bit bigger, but it doesn’t matter. Slice the baguette and place the slices on a cookie sheet – no oil required. Put a slice of goat cheese on each slice of baguette and put it in the oven. Heat it just until the cheese softens, then remove from oven and top each slice with a dollop of fig jam. Et voila! That’s it and it’s yummy!

As I said I’m not a cook, so I don’t know what temperature to set the oven on, I just turn it on – as long as it’s hot it will work. I also don’t use a timer, but I would guess about 3-5 minutes. Just look at them and see when the cheese softens and the bread is a bit crunchy.

You really can’t go wrong with this one. Enjoy!

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Appetizer or Aperitif made with baguette, goat cheese, and fig jam
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