Friday, April 4, 2008

Portugal - #5


Again, I try to make a dessert for each country I prepare food from. I love fruit for dessert, and I love chocolate, so naturally I fell in love with this recipe.

Figs Filled with Almonds and Chocolate

¾ cup blanched almonds
½ cup chocolate cups
¼ cup sugar
12 figs


Toast the almonds on a cookie sheet for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. Grind them in a food processor. Mix the almonds, sugar and chocolate together. Cut off the hard stem of the figs, and make a cut with a sharp knife to open them. Pack one teaspoon of the mix into each fig and close. Place in the still hot oven for 7 minutes. Serve with Port wine.

Portuguese Cooking - The Authentic and Robust Cuisine of Portugal, Carol Robertson. North Atlantic Books: Berkley, 1993.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Figs are some of my FAVORITE fruits. These look delicious. And GREAT with port wine, just like you said. Mmm...