Two types of figs, fresh and dried, are what make this tureen so exceptionally good. The dried figs need to be softened in warm water before using, but this takes only a few minutes to do. After that, the drained figs are layered in the tureen mold with seasoned cottage cheese and chilled for at least one hour, or up to one day, before serving, topped with the fresh figs. It makes a lovely starter course for a festive dinner party.
- 5 dried figs
- 2/3 figs (fresh)
- 2 cottage cheese (light)
- cream (5 cl.)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt (to taste)
- ground black pepper (to taste)
- Soak the dried figs in a bowl with warm water.
- Rinse the fresh figs and slice carefully. Place the figs on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
- In a bowl, mash the cottage cheese with a fork. Mix in the cream and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Drain the figs and cut into pieces.
- Line a ramekin with plastic wrap.
- Cover the bottom of the ramekin with a layer of the cheese mixture pressing well.
- Cover the cheese with a layer of dried figs and again with cheese mixture and so on. Place the ramekin in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Turn tureen out onto a plate, cover with fresh fig slices and serve immediately.