Preserved figs, served with brie and toasted cashe

Preserved figs, served with brie and toasted cashew nuts

Recipe from: 7/1/2006 12:00:00 AM

 
Fruit
 
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 60
    small green figs
  • 15
    ml
    (1 tbsp) bicarbonate of soda
  • 500
    ml
    (2 cups) water
  • 800
    g
    white sugar
  • 20
    ml
    (4 tsp) lemon juice
  • 1
    piece of fresh ginger
  • 1
    round of Brie cheese
  • 100
    g
    cashew nuts
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Method

 
Scrape the figs with a serrated knife and cut a cross at the bottom of each fig. Stir the bicarbonate of soda into 2½ litres of water and soak the figs in the mixture overnight. Rinse thoroughly and soak in fresh water for 15 minutes.

Cook the figs for 20 minutes. Drain the water and set the figs aside. Place the sugar and 2 litres of fresh water in the pot and cook for 1 hour or until the syrup starts to thicken. Drop the figs in a few at a time ? make sure the syrup keeps boiling all the time. Add the lemon juice and a piece of fresh ginger and cook the figs for 1½ hours or until they are translucent.

Spoon the figs and the syrup into sterilised jars and seal. To serve, place the Brie on a platter and top with 12 preserved green figs. Toast the cashew nuts in a dry pan (watch them carefully,as they can burn very easily). Sprinkle the nuts over the figs and drizzle over some of the fig juice.

 

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