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Spiced Figs of North Africa

Spiced Figs Of North Africa Recipe

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

How to Make Spiced Figs of North Africa


  • 1Trim off the tough little stalk at the top of each fig. Put the figs into a large bowl,
  • 2boil the kettle, then make up 500ml of tea, using the tea bag. Leave it to brew for two to three minutes.
  • 3Remove the tea bag and pour the hot tea over the figs. Leave to soak until the tea has cooled down to room temperature.
  • 4Drain 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.
  • 5Pour 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).

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About Spiced Figs of North Africa

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

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