Valentine's Day ideas
9 Feb 07
This is so simple that it hardly qualifies as a recipe, but it also happens to be delicious and the first fresh figs are making their appearance at the market, so I'm sharing it with you anyways. Figues rôties au miel -Fresh figs, as many as needed (I took two as a dessert for one) -The best liquid honey you can find, 1 tsp per fig (I suppose any honey is good, but why not aim high? Mine came from my designated honey-man who comes down from the mountains every saturday to sell his wares at the farmers' market) Preheat the oven to 200°C. Incise the figs as though you were going to cut them in four, but stop the cut two-thirds of the way down. Gently separate the fig quarters a little bit a pour a teaspoonful of honey into each. Roast in the oven for about 10 min. Enjoy straight out of the pan, scraping it well with your spoon to get every last drop of warm honey, or transfer to bowls to serve, but that means more dishes and less shameless pan-scraping. A little plain yogurt helps balance out the sweetness of the honey, too. I've been told that a sprig of fresh rosemary is a nice addition, too, but didn't have any on hand. Enjoy!