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 ...