Wednesday, September 27, 2006

One of the best dessert… ever!

Not really a recipe, but I created this “dessert” the other day and it was so good that I had to share!
I wanted to make a nice and sort of fancy dessert the other day for me and the husband so that we could have a little time together (after Matheus went to bed) to try the nice bottle of wine I got for him as an anniversary present.
The day before I found some fresh figs at a very decent price at the store and bought a ltitle box. Oh my, so good were those figs, nice, soft, sweet. Perfect!
I halved them, sprinkled just a tiny bit of brown sugar on top, and broiled them for 3 minutes, just to get them warm a little softer. Then I mixed up some Greek yogurt (and I bet mascarpone would be even better here, in place of the yogurt) with honey and a little scraped vanilla beans, formed into “quenelles” (did I spell it right?) and placed them on a plate. I then put 3 pieces of fig on each plate and drizzled some warmed up honey. Was it good! Super tasty, sooooo delicious! Perfect paired with our wine, and so romantic!
I would choose this dessert over any other at any time, without blinking.
Simple, yet decadent. Fresh figs are so good on their own that I don’t even like to use them in recipes, preferring to eating them as they are. But this little creation of mine did embellish them beautifully!

Ana

11 comments:

valentina said...

How delicious Ana, Unfortunately it is not always easy to find decent figs in the UK. I tend to eat them when I go to spain or sometimes I pay a little bit more for figs in an expensive deli.

veuveclicquot said...

Scrumptious! i love fresh figs - unfortunately their season is very short here & when out of season, they're outrageously expensive... sigh

Patricia Scarpin said...

Ana, simple and rich at the same time.
I love figs!

When I first looked at the picture I thought it was ice cream (am I a sweet tooth or what???) :D

Akemi said...

Ana, que delícia! Adorei a sugestão! Estamos na época de figos agora e até que não são tão caros aqui. Vejo algumas receitas que pedem iogurte grego, inclusive aquele bolo de laranja que lembrou o toalha e que deu o que falar...rs
Tem muita diferença do iogurte comum?

Karen said...

Hummm! Parece muito bom, não sou muito fã de figos frescos, mas desse jeito...

Akemi said...

Amiga, obrigada por responder tão rápido às minhas dúvidas! Este greek yoghurt é tão facinho de fazer ne? Vou fazer, sim! E esta torta de abóbora já está na minha lista! Tá linda! Beijos!

Brilynn said...

So simple, but I'm sure those were delicious. I feel like sometimes just plating something nicely makes it taste even better.

Hermana! said...

Hermana!!!
que graça que ficaram os figoss! parece receita daquelas revistas tchanans, sabe? hehehe (a irma inexperiente falando neh heheheh!!! espero q so vc leia esse comentário!!!)
Quanto à torta...... fiquei com vontade até! hehehehe já copiei a receita e assim q sobrar um tempinho irei para a cozinha! heheheh!!! Pena q não tem como vc mandar um pedaço daí!!! ;)
Estou com saudade de conversar com vc na hora da "cana"!!! mas esse domingo a gente conversa!!!
Beijos hermana!!! amo vc!

Ana said...

Valentina, I adore fresh figs but here the epoch is very short, and usually the price is not very inviting... so when I get a chance to buy them I always savor one by one, just as they are!

Veuveclicquot, I like them too, and it is exactly like you said here too... short season, expensive... sigh!

Patricia, yes, simple but delicious! And I bet ice cream would be great here too!

Akemi, q bom q gostou! Aproveite ai entao q nao sao caros, pois aqui o preco nao eh nada convidativo, hehe!
Greek yogurt eh mais grosso, cremosao, mas eh facil fazer em casa, eh so "drain" the yogurt overnight!

Karen, eu adoro figo entao sou suspeita p/ falar... mas ficou bem bom assim!

Brilynn, yes, I too think that plating it nicely makes it even tastier!

Ana que bom te ver por aqui hermana!! Tbem estou com saudades, muita saudade! Obrigada por visitar o blog, amo voce!

Ana

Fezoca said...

figos sao bons de qualquer jeito, mas com iogurte grego eles ficam especiais!

renata said...

Eu tinha perguntado la no beltrano que creme era esse, aí tive a idéia de vir conferir direto na fonte hi hi.Tá muito suntuoso, lindo!