Move over avocado toast! Figs on sourdough becomes the new hipster dish to take over Instagram
- Fig on toast has taken over Instagram with thousands of users sharing pictures
- Millennials in the UK, Australia and the US have all share their attempt at the dish
- Waitrose reported at 52 per cent increase in sales of figs year on year last month
- Foodies have made the toast both sweet by adding honey and savoury by adding cheese
Avocado toast has long been a staple of the millennial diet, with it popping up on brunch menus and Instagram feeds for years.
But the latest culinary creation to take over as a popular autumnal toast topping is figs, with foodies around the world pairing it with both sweet and savoury ingredients.
And if social media is anything to judge by, fig toast is set to be a new seasonal staple for food-obsessed Instagrammers, alongside the likes of pumpkin spice lattes.
Just like avocado toast, the fig dish is very simple to make, with most users topping their bread with ricotta or cream cheese before adding the photogenic fruit.
The latest culinary creation to take over as a popular autumnal toast topping is figs, with foodies pairing it with both sweet and savoury ingredients
Just like avocado toast, the fig dish is very simple to make, with most users topping their bread with ricotta or cream cheese before adding the photogenic fruit. Many top the toast with nuts and honey for the perfect autumnal breakfast
A simple version of the dish sees users top it with cream cheese and warm figs, with sourdough usually the choice of bread
Many have topped their toast with nuts, while others have used an almond butter or peanut butter base
The dish can also be made savoury, with dozens posting their creation with burrata and olive oil too
Others have used peanut butter as their base, while some chocolate fiends have used figs and Nutella for their Instagram-worthy creations.
The dish can also be made savoury, with dozens posting their creation with burrata and olive oil too.
While many top the toast with nuts and honey for the perfect autumnal breakfast.
Top London bakery Flor, which counts Nigella Lawson and many Michelin starred chefs among its fans offers sourdough waffle with black figs, Mozzarella in carrozza with fried egg and bottarga, while trends website HypeBae called it the ‘ultimate fall breakfast’.
One user made their toast extra fruity, by adding blueberries to their dish – which also had cream cheese, and walnuts atop
Others have used peanut butter as their base, while some chocolate fiends have used figs and Nutella for their Instagram-worthy creations
Some Instagram users opted to keep the dish simple, using no toppings but having just warm figs
Another user said they use fresh mint and basil with honey, and blueberries to top their luxurious toast
Some users showed their sweet toast so laden with fruit it was falling off their hands
Another user (left) opted to add pine nuts to the dish while one added lots of green leaf includes basil and mint
Sales of fresh figs have risen by 52 per cent year on year, according to a recent report by Waitrose.
Waitrose fig buyer, Jake Tilling, said last month: ‘Customer demand for in season figs has been growing and so we’ve been on the lookout for the most delicious figs we could find.
‘The Cuello de Dama variety is the best I’ve tasted; the texture is exceptional and incredibly jammy. Figs are brilliantly versatile – delicious as a snack on their own, or used in a wide variety of sweet and savoury dishes.’
Another user covered their toast in rosemary too, while cutting their figs into thin slices
Adding a green twist, one user added rocket to their toast and topped it with cream cheese and blueberry
One user added whipped ricotta, and walnut brittle and sliced figs to their autumnal toast
Another user served their toast as bruschetta with baked brie, rosemary and maldon sea salt
Another user added yoghurt with protein powder to their toast which they then topped with figs
Sales of fresh figs have risen by 52 per cent year on year, according to a recent report by Waitrose. Pictured: An Instagram users attempt at toast
It comes after social media went wild for a new dish which saw cauliflower cheese laden onto thick bread and toasted.
Fancy toast toppings, in particular avocado, have been a huge food trend in recent years, with smashed peas on toast recently becoming an Instagram favourite among millennial foodies.
Last month, figs on toast seemed to be pick up traction among food lovers, with food guru Nigella Lawson backing the trend.