Ep 9 - Fresh Fig Tart w/ Manuka Honey Raisins and Macadamias
Fresh Fig Tart w/ Manuka Honey Raisins and Macadamias
Step 1. Manuka Honey Raisin
1/2 cup Manuka Honey
1/3 cup Raisins
1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
1/2 tsp Ginger Powder
1 Cinnamon Stick
Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and stir to combine. On a medium heat, bring to a simmer and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside to allow the raisins to plump. Keep warm.
Step 2. Fig Tarts
500 gm Good Quality Puff Pastry
2 Egg Yolks
18 Fresh Ripe Figs
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Roll pastry out into a 3mm thick sheet on a floured bench. Cut 6 x 10cm wide disks of pastry. Dock them thoroughly with a fork or similar. Brush pastry with egg yolk and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the bottom of the pastry disks begin to brown slightly. Remove from oven and hold.
Cut figs into halves or quarters depending on size. Place figs into a large mixing bowl and coat with brown sugar and cinnamon, gently. Arrange 5 to 6 pieces of fig on each pastry disk. Return to the oven and bake a further 10 minutes until the figs begin to colour and the juice starts to weep from the figs. Once cooked, remove tarts from oven and hold.
Step 3. Plating and Serving
6 Fig Tarts
1/2 cup Macadamias (shaved and lightly toasted)
Place the fig tarts in the centre of a plate; scoop a little ice cream to place beside them. Spoon the honey raisins over and around the fig tart, and sprinkle with toasted macadamia slithers to finish.