Drunken Figs

Hello everybody and sunny greetings from Germany!

Before I leftLondon to visit my lovely family and friends inGermany, Mr Thom surprised me with this little treatment: Figs in honey with a Brandy-lemon-syrup. Delicious!

All you need for two people is:

  • 6 good quality figs
  • Honey
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1/2 cup of Sugar
  • Brandy
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Vanilla ice creme

Cut the figs as shown in the picture and marinate them with honey; make sure they are completely covered. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and allow the figs to bake ca. 20 min in there. In the meantime, bring the juice from 1 lemon, some of its zest, sugar and water to simmer. Stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved. This is the tricky bit because you have to decide if you need more sugar in order to thicken the whole thing. Allow it 5 min to simmer, if it’s still too thin add two more spoons of sugar. You can continue like this until the sauce is thick enough. Don’t be scared of using so much sugar, syrup needs a lot anyway. If it is too thick, add a tiny bit of water. Once you are happy with you syrup, add a few spoons of Brandy, depending on how strong you like it. Start with 1-2 tablespoons and see where it brings you.

Once your syrup and figs are done, arrange them nicely one a plate and pour the syrup over them. Add a couple of scoops of ice cream and enjoy whilst the figs are hot and the ice is melting.

I’m off for a BBQ now – have a lovely evening!

2 Responses to “Drunken Figs”
  1. Fabi says:

    Oh lah lah! looks awesome! Not a big fan of figs but with the ice cream combo sounds good (and alcohol heheh) Greetings from hot London!

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