Having had the most wonderful time last week at my friend's wedding in Auckland, and catching up with friends and family, I'm now stuck at home with a nasty cold and what I suspect is an ear infection. Urgh! About to undertake another nap, I thought I'd share what a couple of friends and I had as a Saturday afternoon treat.
Mum had fresh figs off both her tree and Grandma's, and a friend of a friend has been making honey - Remuera Gold, he calls it. Cue: roasted fresh figs with ricotta and honey. I simply cut them in half, dolloped a little ricotta on each and then drizzled over some honey. About 15 minutes at about 180*C did the trick - the honey caremelised, and the ricotta warmed. The result was like a fig tart, but without the calories pastry brings. A perfect light dessert or decadent afternoon tea.