Tuesday, 27 March 2007
Heart Foundation Approved
Even Mc D's can get a heart foundation tick these days and being the competitive type I can't help but feel that surely I can do better than that. Just in case you were starting to worry that I was all egg yolks, butter and cream let me prove you wrong.
Every recipe writer, restauranteur and celebrity chef seems to be having a love affair with figs at the moment. As a child we had a treeful but a ripe one never made it to my greedy little mouth due to an ongoing battle with the native birds that were always one step ahead of me. Accordingly I find it a little difficult having to fork out for these babies nowadays. Who needs a swimming pool? I want my next house to have a fig tree. No birds thanks.
Fresh figs with balsamic syrup and greek yogurt
2 tbsp greek yoghurt
3 tbs balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp water
3 heaped tsp brown sugar
In a shallow pan heat the vinegar. Keep well away, this mixture lets off some lethal fumes. After 1 minute add the water and sugar. Allow to bubble and thicken until you reach a runny caramel consistency. Allow to cool.
To serve plate figs with a dollop of yoghurt and almonds slivers. Spoon over cooled syrup.