Monday, January 10, 2011

Honey baked figs and pears with orange and cardomom

Figgy pudding

I made this for dessert after following the mushroom soup and squid pasta, it was nice and light after all that food! I really just made this up on the spot, the cardamom really worked well with the orange and made a kind of syrup which was delicious. Also I served it with 'Rachel's' organic vanilla yoghurt. The vanilla really complimented with the other flavours so I would recommend serving it with vanilla flavoured yoghurt or icecream.

Ingredients (serves 4)

4 fresh figs
4 small comice pears
3-4 tbsps honey
Juice of 1 large orange
1 small wine glass sweet white wine
6 cardamom pods
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 220c. Cut the fruit in half from stem to bottom and remove the cores from the pears. Arrange the fruit on a baking tray and drizzle with the honey. Ope the cardamom pods, remove the balck seeds and sprinkle them over the fruit. Sprinkle the cinnamon over too. Then add the juice and wine to the baking tray. Bake for about half an hour or until the fruit is soft. Check regularly through cooking to make sure that the liquid does not dry out. Top up with more juice or wine if neccessary.

Serve drizzled with the syrup and, as i mentioned above, I think it would be important to serve this with something vanilla. Rachel's organic yoghurt is AMAZING with this.

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