Kamis, 13 November 2008

Roasted figs with thyme, cinnamon and honey

If my previous roasted figs dessert was more of a looker than a taster, then this one is the exact opposite. It looks much humbler, but it tasted absolutely delicious. I guess a syrupy honey-cinnamon sauce on top of roasted figs isn't so unique itself, but just a sprinkling of semi-dried thyme lifted this dessert to another level, so to speak..

Sorry, I simply cannot recall where the original recipe idea is from, but I modified it slightly anyway, so I'm not too bothered :)

Roasted Figs with Thyme, Cinnamon and Honey
(Röstitud viigimarjad mee, tüümiani ja kaneeliga)
Serves 6

3 Tbsp honey
1 tsp butter
0.5 tsp ground cinnamon
12 ripe figs
1 tsp dried thyme

Place honey, butter and cinnamon into a small saucepan. Heat, until everything's smooth and combined.
Cut the figs into quarters, leaving the base intact. Place them into a small oven-proof dish. Spoon the honey mixture on top.
Roast in a pre-heated 200°C/400 F oven for about 15 minutes, until the figs are cooked.
Sprinkle the figs with dried thyme and leave in the oven for another 5 minutes.
Serve, drizzling the figs with the honey sauce..