Creamy and delicious, this Ricotta Fig Lavender Crostini is a beautiful farewell to this summer…or a welcome greeting to the fall!
Did you know my friends that figs and lavender are good friends? Well, needless to say, that lavender is well paired with many ingredients. You cannot argue about this.
But talking about both these wonderful things, there’s something weird…if not say sinister, going on this September.
To start with, the lavender in our garden has started blossoming again. In September. When its blossoming season is the end of June – end of July. To clarify this, saying that all the lavender we’ve got is blossoming would be a lie. There are just a few flowers. On the other hand, I cannot say we had more lavender blossoming at a time in July either. So it’s kind of a weird yet exciting event.
I told you: eerie things are happening!
Friends in Need…
This has to be stopped. That’s why I decided to give a hand Chey and David.
At first, I thought to send some fresh figs to them. I even bought a large box of beautiful, delicious, meaty, silky, and velvety figs to ship. Then I thought: “Who needs a large box of beautiful, delicious, meaty, silky, and velvety figs?” Besides, I have sent a number of food parcels to the USA, and so far none of them has been delivered. It must be an issue on the border.
Ricotta Fig Lavender Crostini
Recipe! What could be better than a dedicated recipe? The recipe for this Ricotta Fig Lavender Crostini is way better any fresh figs. Figs might be gone in seconds, but the recipe will be staying for years.
So, I am solemnly dedicating this Ricotta Fig Lavender Crostini to Chey and David. Hopefully, sooner or later (better sooner) they will find some lovely figs and try this deliciousness. Just don’t hesitate to ask for some lavender if it’s missing too.
Moreover, I will be dedicating to them other fig recipes I tried (thinking about them) last weekend. Because I am a good friend.
- 7-8 slices baguette
- 1/2 cup fresh ricotta
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh or freshly dried lavender
- 5-6 fresh figs, quartered
- Toast the baguette on a dry skillet or in a toaster as desired.
- In a small bowl combine the ricotta, cream cheese, honey and lavender. Stir in with a fork until smooth.
- Spread the mixture over the baguette and top with the figs.
- Serve at once. Enjoy!