Monday, 16 April 2007

Baby fig compote

By chance I happened upon these little greek dried figs in the greek deli near me. They are perfect, about the size of the end of your thumb and not too dry. I love figs, but often I find the dried ones in the shops too tough. With these ones the delicate flavour of fresh figs is not wholly gone, despite their wrinkled exterior.

I very simply simmered them with a little cinnamon, cloves, orange peel, vanilla pod and a glass of white wine until they were slightly plumper and softer.

And then I ate them with a dollop of greek yoghurt out in the garden.


Freya said...

This looks like the perfect dessert! I love baby figs and they are also great with cheese too (although, the last pot I bought of them went a bit bad in the fridge when I forgot I had them!!). Lovely blog!

Anonymous said...

baby figs are yummy! I make a vanilla butterscotch sauce and cook the figs in it, then serve with a dollop of mascarpone... very indulgent!