This dessert was quick to make and had a richly spiced flavour. I love cold spiced poaching liquor from fruit.
4 small, ripe figs
2 small wineglasses of yesterday’s red wine (or a new bottle) and 1 wineglass of water
2 heaped dessertspoons of sugar (I used soft brown sugar)
1 cinnamon stick
1 cardamom pod
How to make:
Trim off the top and cut a cross on the top of each that goes about halfway into it. Prick in a few holes in the fig so that it will absorb the juice. Place all of the ingredients in a small pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 4-5 minutes. Taste for sweetness. Add more sugar if desired.
If you want a thicker sauce, remove the figs and reduce further. I didn’t.
Place in a bowl and when cold, put in the fridge to chill.
Serve with thick natural yogurt and an extra squeeze of honey if desired.