Crispy fig and honey nests
( SERVES 6 )
This simple but oh-so-pretty dessert can be prepared several hours in advance and baked at the last minute. If your figs are smaller, make two or three nests per person.
- Preheat oven to 180°C fanbake and line an oven tray with baking paper.
- Melt butter and honey in a small pot or in the microwave. Lay filo in a stack on the bench, then brush the top sheet with the honey mixture. Scrunch up the top sheet lengthways into a long strip and wrap it around the outside of a fig to create a nest. Place on the prepared tray. Repeat to make 6 nests, brushing each sheet with the honey and butter mixture. Brush any leftover honey mixture over the nests.
- Use a sharp knife to cut a cross in the top of each fig so they don’t split.
- Bake until pastry is golden and crispy (about 15 minutes). Serve warm or at room temperature accompanied by whipped cream, mascarpone or ice cream.
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