August 22, 2012

Honey roasted fig baked in frangipane with thyme-lemon sheep's milk yoghurt granita

Figs, oh how much I love figs! Just heavenly with goat's milk cheese, honey and a glass of cold white wine. But I must say, that marsala was made to be paired with figs, a match made in heaven! I was lucky to get some gorgeous purple figs, however they are so expensive this season! If you find some that are cheaper you can be sure that the quality is horrible. Anyway, less is more! Oh yes! Therefore I wanted to prepare those figs in a somewhat special way. Imagine a warm roasted figs that smells like honey and cinnamon sitting on top of a fragant frangipane with a touch of marsala. What's missing? Of course something cold! For example a goat's or sheep's milk yoghurt with honey, thyme and lemon zest! That's it!

for 5 figs
ground cinnamon
for the frangipane:
45g butter
45 g icing sugar
45 g ground almonds
1 egg
1 tablespoon marsala
for the granita:
125 g sheep's milk yoghurt
50 g faisselle
1 twig thyme
zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon honey

Cut the top of the figs, then cut the top like a cross, almost down to the base. Preheat the oven to 170°C. For the frangipane whisk soft butter with icing sugar until fluffy, then whisk in the egg and the marsala. Finally stir in ground almond. Butter 5 oven proof forms that are about 1-2 cm bigger than the figs and put one tablespoon frangipane into each. Put the figs into the middle and sprinkle with ground cinnamon and honey. Turn down the heat to 160°C-ra and bake for 7-10 minutes.For the granita whisk together all ingredients (if you like add more honey, personally i think that it shouldn't be too sweet, because than it goes prefectly well with the fig-frangipane combination) and put it to the freezer. Whisk it up every 30 minutes until it gets ice, then break it up with a help of a fork.


KUCHARNIA, Anna-Maria said...

That's absolutely gorgeous! I love the recipe, the photos - your blog is truly amazing!

~~louise~~ said...

Oh my heavens, what an interesting combination of flavors, Chriesi. Stunning images too!

Thank you so much for sharing...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Gorgeous clicks and dessert!



chriesi said...

@Anna-Maria: Thank you so much, I am so happy that you like what I am doing!

@louise: Thanks a lot!

@Rosa: You can't go wrong with figs and frangipane! :)

What's for dessert? said...

I love figs, great recipe

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