This has to be one of the easiest recipes in the world – and luckily, it’s also one of the yummiest. Figs are really tasty as they are, but when they’re roasted all the sweetness in them caramelises and they become ridiculously delicious. These are best served with cinnamon ice cream if you can get hold of it, but they’re pretty darn good with good quality vanilla ice cream, creme fraiche, or Greek yoghurt. With Greek yoghurt, I do recommend buying the proper stuff by Total (or similar) and not the ‘Greek style’ ones. Promise Total haven’t paid me to say that – I just think their products are really top notch.
You will need:
- 2 figs per person
- 1 tsp of honey per person
- 1 fresh nutmeg
- 1 scoop of ice cream / creme fraiche / yoghurt per person
- Preheat your oven to 180°c.
- You can either cut your figs in half (leaving two tear drop shaped halves) or you can put a small cross in the top of each fig with a knife. I actually cut the ones in the photo too much some of them collapsed while cooking, so do only make a small cross! Place in an oven proof dish or baking tray.
- Drizzle half a teaspoon of honey over each fig. Grate a tiny bit of fresh nutmeg over the figs so that each fig gets a few small shavings – you only want a little hint of this so don’t go mad.
- Roast in the oven for 15-20 mins. They may cook more quickly if they’re very ripe.
- Serve with your chosen accompaniment and eat while hot! See – I told you they were easy…!