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.