Baked feta with honey, orange and thyme

Fresh, fragrant and deliciously moreish

Feta is good on just about anything but when you bake it in the oven and serve it hot with the sweetness of honey, the scent of orange and the freshness of thyme you’ve elevated it to a whole new level. This is a great one for when you’re caught off guard and want to serve up something which is simple and impressive. Don’t expect the feta to melt – it won’t. It will become fabulously crumbly and spreadable though so have a good loaf of seeded bread on stand-by.

Ingredients

1 block feta (200g)
I small orange (finely grated peel and a good squeeze of the juice)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsps honey (a lighter one such as acacia or orange blossom works well here)
3-4 sprigs fresh thyme

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees
  2. Place feta in a small baking tin
  3. Whisk orange zest, juice, olive oil and honey together and pour over feta
    Put thyme sprigs on top (wash first and slightly squeeze the small leaves to release the fragrance)
  4. Bake in oven for 20-25 mins until golden brown on top

Serve with warm bread and a fresh salad for a deliciously fresh and fragrant light meal. Use any leftovers (there won’t be any but in the unlikely event that there is….) crumbled on top of a salad the next day.

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