Chocolate dipped figs with orange and almond
|200 handful||figs — dried|
|2 Tbs||almonds — flaked, chopped|
|orange — zest only|
|200 g||dark chocolate|
Use a sharp knife to slit the figs lengthways. Do not cut them all the way through as you want the top and bottom to remain attached.
Push a large pinch of flaked almonds and three strands of orange zest into each fig. Gently press the top and bottom of the fig together.
Melt the dark chocolate. Dip each fig in the chocolate and place on a piece of baking paper. Set the figs aside until the chocolate has set, then store in an airtight container.
Reprinted with the permission of Cupcakes & Couscous.