Baked Goat’s Cheese Cigars with Honey & Thyme
TOTAL TIME: 45 MINUTES
12 sheets filo pastry
Fresh thyme leaves
180 g + 1 tbsp butter, melted
375 g goat cheese
⅓ cup honey
Preheat oven to 180C.
Cut sheets of filo into half lengthways and then in half again so that each sheet is cut into 4 rectangles. Note, while working with the filo it is important to keep them from drying out – cover with a damp tea towel to prevent this.
Reserve 1 tablespoon of melted butter for later.
Lay one rectangle of filo on work surface. Brush generously with butter, then add another rectangle on top and brush with butter. Repeat twice more so that you have 4 rectangles of filo pastry on top of each other.
Sprinkle thyme leaves along the long edge of each pastry rectangle and then fold long edge of pastry in a little to encase it. Add a line of goat cheese along the short edge of the pastry and then add a drizzle of honey just inside the goat cheese.
Start at the goat cheese end and roll pastry over, continuing to roll all the way to the end.
Repeat with remaining pastry.
Place cigars on a lined baking tray and brush with remaining butter. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden and crisp.