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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Bring us a Figgy Pudding (with chocolate)


This is a very simple dessert, the sauce is sweet and a good contrast to fleshy figs, the flaked almonds add texture and crunch to an otherwise soft dish.

Poached Figs with White Chocolate Sauce
Serves 4

6 fresh figs, stalk removed and halved
1 dessert spoon of honey (I used Scottish Heather Honey)
100ml water
50g good quality white chocolate (I used Hadleigh Maid white chocolate buttons)
25g flaked almonds

1. Place the figs cut side upwards in a pan, add the water and the honey, poach gently until the fig skin is soft, it won't take to long about 8-10 minutes.
2. Remove the figs to a plate, increase the heat and reduce the honey sauce by half.
3. Remove from the heat and add the white chocolate buttons, stirring until they have melted and combined with the honey sauce.
4. Pour a little sauce in each bowl, top with three fig halves and sprinkle some flaked almonds around the figs.


I'm am entering this dish for the December We Should Cocoa, the monthly blog event run by Choclette at Chocolate Log Blog.  The theme this month is figs which are paired, of course, with chocolate.  If you would like to join in, the linky is open until 28th December.

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4 Comments:

At 19 December 2014 at 05:22 , Blogger Catherine said...

Sounds wonderful! Happy Holidays. Catherine

 
At 19 December 2014 at 06:50 , Blogger Keep Calm and Fanny On said...

Figs are a real favourite of mine, but would never had thought about matching them with white chocolate! It sounds and looks great, not too much so not too sweet for me! Thanks...

 
At 30 December 2014 at 17:33 , Blogger Choclette Blogger said...

Ooh lovely Janice, figgy pudding with a difference. So pleased you used fresh figs, the only one (I think) to do so. What a delicious sounding dessert. Thank you for joining in with We Should Cocoa :)

 
At 7 January 2015 at 19:35 , Blogger Sarah Trivuncic said...

That's a great dessert, sounds indulgent and sweet at the same time as having real fresh fruit!

 

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