One of my favourite meals is a slice of toasted baguette with melted goats cheese, honey and a sprinkle of flaked almonds. I had it while on holidays once and it’s actually one of the only holiday meals I’ve been able to recreate to the same standard at home, in fairness that’s probably because there’s not that much skill involved in assembling it! Since then, honey and goats cheese has been one of my favourite flavour combinations. So when local company Galway Goat Farm gave me some goats cheese and Greek style goats yoghurt to taste I pretty much knew straight away what to do with it!
Their goats cheese is lovely, it actually has a very mild flavour and comes in a tub so you can scoop it out as opposed to the harder goats cheese that you slice. I used it in a side salad (with honey and almonds – obviously) and also in omelettes and with baked eggs. I had actually never tried goats yoghurt before. I’ve tasted sheeps which tastes very similar to regular dairy ones but I found the goats yoghurt to have a stronger flavour.
I decided to test it out in some overnight oats and to balance out the flavours I added in some honey and chopped soft dried figs. In the morning I sprinkled on some flaked almonds and the final result was a deliciously creamy and sweet breakfast!
1/2 cup (50g) Oats
1/4 cup (60ml) Almond Milk
1 teaspoon honey
1 dried soft fig (20g) chopped
Topping: Flaked almonds, honey, chopped fig
In a bowl or jar mix together the oats, almond milk and yoghurt.
Stir in the honey and chopped figs.
Cover, leave in fridge overnight.
In the morning add a bit more honey, a little bit of chopped fig and some flaked almond.
I think the flavour combinations in this work really well together. If you try it let me know what you think on Facebook, Snapchat (superfitfoodie), Instagram (@the_superfit_fooodie) or Twitter (@aisling_harris)! You can also find the Galway Goat Farm on Facebook and Twitter (@galwaygoatfarm).