Fresh Figs {two ways}

by Catherine on March 1, 2012

in Recipes, The Spring At Home

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Inspiration comes in many forms, but with me and cooking it usually starts with a single, usually seasonal, ingredient. This week in the kitchen, I’m all about figs. I find them really elegant and exotic, plus because they already have such a beautiful soft texture and a sweet, mellow taste figs really don’t need much doing to turn them into the stars of a party ready dish.

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Baked Figs with Honeyed yoghurt and pistachios

I definitely have a sweet tooth, and this treat satisfies without causing any guilt. Select 1 fig per person and cut each fruit across the top in a crisscross. Place figs in a baking dish and bake uncovered in a hot oven for 10 minutes. While they’re warning whisk together ¼ cup plain yogurt and a teaspoon of raw honey for per person. Set a fig on each plate, dollop the honeyed yogurt into the crevice of each fruit, and garnish with a few sprinklings of crushed pistachios and a small pinch of cinnamon.

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 Fig & Cheddar Canapés

I always keep a box of gluten-free crackers and a block of sharp cheddar on hand so I know I can create an appetiser board using whatever fruit or antipasti I have around the kitchen when guests unexpectedly drop by (or when I prefer to graze rather than sit down to a full meal). Right now my favourite combination is the Always Fresh Deli Style Roasted Sesame wafer crispbread (I get them at Coles – they nothing very fancy, but they are particularly good) with a slice of fresh fig, a crumbling of mature cheddar, and a little drizzle of honey.
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Ta's @ such.different.skies

Yum, these would be beautiful with some of my cashew cream :)

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Carmen @ Forgotten Fancies

Yum! I just bought two punnets of figs yesterday and wasn’t sure what to do with them other than putting it on top of my porridge for breakfast. Can’t wait to try both of your recipes out. x

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