Chocolate Covered Figs with Orange and Nutmeg

My love of food in combination with being in France has created a very inspired Hannah. Getting inspired by food isn’t that difficult in France, though. It is everywhere. Walking down any given street warrants at least a couple of patisseries, boulangeries or cafés etc. Food, food, food. I am in no way complaining.

One of the greatest things about food in France is that I can very easily get my favorite foods in their freshest and purest forms; figs and olives. Now obviously this post is about the former. Figs are everywhere here and I have never been so consumed with happiness. Having figs that are fresh and readily available has me planning my next trip back already.

Figs are just so delicately refreshing and simple. When they are eaten at their peak ripeness, there is nothing better. I must admit that this was gonna be a cardamom and orange flavored recipe but I neglected to brush up on my French vocabulary for the spices so I ended up with nutmeg instead.

This is a very simple recipe, just like any French recipe. French food isn’t really about complicated processes, it’s really just about fresh ingredients coupled with a passion for food.

Here are the simple ingredients:

  1. 4 figs
  2. 50 grams of dark chocolate
  3. 1 orange
  4. 1 nutmeg seed

What you need to do:

  1. Start by gently, very gently, giving the fresh figs a wash in room temperature water. Pat dry with a towel.
  2. Line a plate with wax paper.
  3. Zest one orange and grate one nutmeg.
  4. Slice the figs in halves.
  5. Melt the chocolate, in the microwave on 30 second intervals, or with a double boiler.
  6. Once the chocolate is melted, dip the figs into the chocolate about half way and place them on the prepared plate.
  7. Once all the figs have been covered with chocolate, sprinkle the orange zest and the nutmeg onto the chocolate.
  8. Place them in the fridge until the chocolate has hardened. Then enjoy!

Bon appétit!



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