Spiced Figs Of North Africa Recipe

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Spiced Figs of North Africa

Annacia *

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This is very versatile. They make a lovely, simple pudding (not the sort of creamy milk pudding common to North America) with some thick plain yoghurt but they can also be used in a savory context. However you choose to use them, they are always delicious.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

500 g
(18 0z) soft dried figs
1
tea bag
50 g
(2 oz) light soft brown sugar
3-4
strips orange zest
3-4
strips lemon zest
1
cinnamon stick
4
cloves
1/2
soft vanilla pod

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Trim off the tough little stalk at the top of each fig. Put the figs into a large bowl,
2
boil the kettle, then make up 500ml of tea, using the tea bag. Leave it to brew for two to three minutes.
3
Remove the tea bag and pour the hot tea over the figs. Leave to soak until the tea has cooled down to room temperature.
4
Drain the liquid into a saucepan and add the sugar, citrus zest and spices.

Bring to a simmer and cook for about five minutes, until lightly syrupy.
5
Pour over the figs and leave to cool completely. Serve chilled as a pudding, or at room temperature as an accompaniment to roast meat (in which case you may want to hold back a little of the syrup).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: African
Other Tag: Quick & Easy