Returning to my commitment of trying new variations with fruits as I had promised on my poached pears post, this time I tried something with figs. More than anything, it was my curiosity. I had always eaten dried figs and used it in my cooking, but had never ventured to even taste fresh figs. Everytime that I went to the grocery store, a pack of fresh packed figs stared me in my face...begging to be tried (:-D).
Verdict - I think figs are an acquired taste ...atleast for me.
Fresh Figs (Stemmed and quartered) - 4-6 Numbers
Sugar - 3 Tblsp
Honey - 4 Tblsp
Whisky - 90 ml
Butter - 1 Tblsp
Ginger - 1 Tsp
1. Melt butter in a pan and add in whisky, ginger, honey and water. Stir till honey dissolves and the mixture thickens a bit.
2. Dip the fig pieces in this liquid ...er...sauce :-) . Keep aside. ( This is to moisten the figs ... I typically soak them for a good 5 mins to let them soak in the liquid and retain some of it ).
3. Pour the sauce in a shallow baking dish.
4. Roll the figs in sugar to coat them. Put them in the baking dish.
5. Bake at 200o for 10 mins or till sugar has caramelized and set in.
6. Serve hot or cold with ice cream, with the sauce ladled on top.