ITALIAN CHOCOLATE COVERED FIGS


Almonds, figs and dark chocolate make for an irresistible dessert.

 

 

Servings:4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ¾ lb dried figs
  • 5 oz almonds
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 ½ oz candied citron
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 3 ½ oz dark chocolate, grated
  • 2 ½ oz sugar
  • water to taste

 

Method

Slice the figs down the middle without separating them.

Lightly toast the almonds in a frying pan over low heat, making sure to turn them often.

Grind the cloves into a powder using the heel of a knife. Dice the citron.

Place an almond, a pinch of clove powder and a cube of citron on the fig and close.

Repeat with all of the figs, then arrange in a baking dish. 


Bake in a 350 ° F oven until golden, then remove.

Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate in a bain marie together with the cinnamon.

Dip half of each fig in the chocolate and place on a piece of parchment paper to harden.

Serve, dusted with powdered sugar.

CHEF’S TIPS

Chocolate covered figs should be stored in a wooden drawer or a tin box lined with waxed paper.

 

 

Source and picture: Academia Barilla

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