Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fig Loukoumades with Raspberry Syrup



Do you ever hear about a particular dish and know that you must try it, no matter how impractical it might be unless, say, you are having a dinner party?  That happens to me often, but luckily I don't get the time or have the ingredients very often to indulge my craziest whims. 

However, this week, I read about some battered figs with raspberry and rosewater sauce that someone had seen on SBS Food Safari, describing them as "food porn".  As soon as I read that, I was a goner - if I could find the recipe, I was making it.

A quick Google search, and up came a recipe for Fig Loukoumades with Raspberry Sauce.  You can find the recipe here.  To my credit, I only made half the recipe, so that I wasn't overly indulging my whim.




Oh my, these were good.  I ate two for breakfast, and saved the rest for later.  As Peter, the chef and creator of this dish says in the video, the figs go all soft and jammy inside while frying, and with the raspberry/rosewater sauce on top, this is heaven on a stick.  

When I told my Mum I was making these, she was predictably less than impressed.  She is not a food adventurer.  However, this is an adventure that I am glad I went on, no matter how crazy it is to make it for Sunday morning breakfast.

I have plenty of sauce leftover, so I think it will go perfectly over icecream with a few fresh raspberries.  Mmmmmm ...


8 comments:

yummychunklet said...

Those look really interesting and tasty! I may have to try them as I love most anything with rose water.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That looks divine-my challenge would be keeping fresh figs for this dish. I tend to turn into a fig eating machine! :D

Elaine said...

Those look wonderful! I have got to try baking with rosewater.

Cath said...

Figs are one of those fruits that I find intimidating! I have never used them fresh, these looks absolutely devine! PS Sunday morning breakfasts are supposed to be a treat so don't feel guilty!!!

Johanna GGG said...

oh I would try these - but funny how adventurous genes don't run in families - some of my siblings would try anything and some are very conservative in their tastes

Ivy said...

These sound delicious. I will have to wait until August for some figs. I've made them recently with ginger and chocolate and with apple. Next time you can try the recipe I have in the cookbook as I think that Cypriot loukoumades are much better,

Walnuts and Honey said...

I dont know how to pronounce this... and LOL @ the "food porn" idea... but this looks so interesting i must try it. Im not a syrup guy, so i might go with the icecream you suggested, but i do love me some figs and i certainly dont shy away from battering stuff.

In britain some people batter Mars and Snicker Bars... very odd lol.

Great post, Keep up the good blogging :)

Gloria said...

These figs look amazing! gloria