Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Chai Spiced Baked Figs with Ginger and Pistachio Mascarpone #autumnproduce #freshfigs #gemofthemarket #dessertreadyin10minutes

Can't get enough of them When these fresh figs appears in the market for their short window. Almost every visit of mine to the supermarket or Farmer's market fresh figs follows me right into my kitchen.

Most of the time we munch away the figs same as apples or any other fruit, or I add them in the salad for sweet taste,  personally I hate to cook or bake anything with the fresh fruit because one or other way you are going to lose its precious nutritional value. If one wants to improve his health, want to boost energy and vitality and stay slim, obviously add raw vegetables and fruits in your diet daily.

But what happens when you have a blog, and that too a food blog ! No matter how hard you try to stay away from these kind of temptations, moments come and you decide to give in, happened to me few days ago. Now that fresh figs are in season, I see Baked figs recipes every day, because I did not try in the past, I had good excuse.

This recipe started with this punnett of figs I spotted in the market on my last visit to the supermarket, The figs looked so perfectly soft and ripe that my mind and heart both expected to carry them home with me and while heading home, I started fantasizing what will I do with them.

I had this recipe in my mind for so long, and it was time to execute, but with a worried mind because first time I was trying it out and worried my sunny boy will like it or not ? Instead using different kind of spices, decided to use chai masala ( spice powder ) as I am a biggest fan of Chai Tea or we call it MASALA CHAI, without masala chai you will not find me in a straight mood :)

I started preparing while he was having his tea. Put the oven on, crushed the pistachio nuts, cut the figs, poured very little honey and omit the butter, sprinkled some chai spice powder on and baked figs just for two minutes. While figs were baking, added stem ginger and it's juice in the mascarpone.
Served in a plate to my sunny boy, and after two minutes he came for a second helping :) and so did 'The husband' and ME !!!

A very simple and stylish, yet very effective pudding ready in less than ten minutes. It's perfect ending to  any relaxed dinner party or an any cosy autumn evening at home :)
Recipe adapted from here 

Use cinnamon powder if chai spice powder is not available.

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Chai Spiced Baked Figs with Ginger and Pistachio Mascarpone
An elegant and fuss free dessert, ready under 10 minutes.
  • 8 Fresh figs
  • 2 tbsp. Chai Spice powder
  • 2 tbsp. Butter ( optional )
  • 1 tub or 250 g Light mascarpone cheese
  • 2 ball Stem ginger
  • 2 tbsp. Stem ginger juice
  • 3 tbsp. Finely chopped Pistachio nuts
  • 2 tbsp. Clear honey
Preheat oven to gas mark 6. wash, dry and cut figs into halves or cross.
Place the figs in ovenproof baking sheet. 
Dot over the butter and honey and sprinkle chai spice powder.
Bake for 5-7 minutes, I baked for only 2 minutes.
Meanwhile chop the stem ginger, add into mascarpone along with juice and chopped pistachio nuts.
Arrange serving plate, first put mascarpone cheese, then arrange baked figs.
Drizzle some stem ginger juice and sprinkle chopped pistachio nuts.
Enjoy !
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 people

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