Figs and honey are a classic dessert combination, and are best with a hint of goat's cheese. In this gluten-free recipe the cheese is barely there, but complements the sweetness well. You can make these buns with no cheese at all for a very sweet treat, or with more cheese for a more savoury tea snack. This recipe makes 24 muffins but is easily halved should you need fewer.
Dried figs are still semi-soft so are quite sticky, and chopping them finely can be fiddly. Keep a hot, wet cloth handy to wipe the knife blade clean as you go.