Thursday, 6 October 2011

Sticky Figgy Mess

I'm on the hunt for the ultimate breakfast. I've grown tired of cereals and pastries.While tasty and I'll admit that sometimes they are the only thing that will hit the spot. Oh the buttery flakiness of a fresh, hot croissant on a wintery morning. But for now I'm after something different. Breakfasts are often the poor, neglected meal of the day. A limp slice of white toast while running out the door or maybe just some coffee, they could often do with being livened up. So while rummaging through the cupboards this morning searching for the thing that would satisfy the morning monster, my eyes alighted on the figs I'd bought last week. They have an almost jewel like quality that drew me in!

It didn't take long to have a deliciously gooey mess of figs with slight hints of crack in the caramel that had turned a sumptuous crimson colour. It was so easy to make, even while stumbling around a dark kitchen in the depths of Winter, it would be a great alternative to porridge with flavours to make you happy for the day!

3 figs, sliced
8 tbsp demerara sugar
juice of half of a lemon
1 tbsp cinnamon

Slice off the nibs at the top of the figs and cut into sections. Arrange them evenly in an ovenproof dish.
Sprinkle over the sugar so that the figs are all well covered. Add in the lemon juice and finally the cinnamon.
Mix thoroughly to coat the figs completely. Pop in the oven for approximately 20 mins at 200C, taking them  out halfway through to swirl the caramel around in the dish. Don't stir the caramel or it will become claggy. Et voila, beautifully jammy, sticky, messy figs.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Blogger Wordpress Gadgets