Seasonality should be key to getting the absolute best out of your fresh ingredients. The begining of Autumn sees the best figs for this recipe. I could tell you about the many and varied health benefits of figs too - but perhaps in this recipe given the other calories present I won't emphasise too much on the fruits health benifits & qualities. But if you're justifing this desert as one of your five a day then I will not judge!
I hope you enjoy giving this recipe a try for yourself!
10 Figs 100g Ground Almonds
4 Cut out Puff Pastry 100g Butter
50g Butter 100g Sugar
50g Sugar 2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
Stock Syrup (100g Water, 100g Sugar)
When buying puff pastry, you can buy pre rolled, then cut out with a saucer of your choice of size.
Making almond cream, involves softening butter then adding sugar, almonds and eggs - slow beating all the while. Put this mix on the base of the pastry.
The syrup should be made by boiling the water with the cinnamon then add the sugar then let cool.
Cut the figs into wedges then drop into the syrup and drain well. Put on the pastry, placing it neatly so you can see the presentation.
Put a little butter on top with a little sugar and place in the oven at 180° for 12-15 minutes. Then put a spoonful of crème Fraiche either on top or on the side.
Disclaimer - Please remember as delicious as this dish may be - overconsumption of figs can cause an slightly undesired effect!