A delectable dessert that makes full use of fresh, luscious, ripe figs with a sophisticated saffron and honey syrup. This is often on my dessert menu when my figs are in season, and is an easy and yet impressive end to any special meal. Although I have suggested that you serve this warm, it is also lovely when served at room temperature or just slightly chilled. Food of the Gods and Goddesses!
- Place 300ml cold water, the sugar, saffron, cinnamon stick and honey in a large pan, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil gently and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the syrup has reduced slightly.
- Add the figs and simmer for a further 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat and discard the cinnamon stick.
- Serve the figs warm with the yogurt and drizzled with the saffron syrup.
- Serving tip - Stir the yogurt into the cooled syrup for an extra creamy sauce, or serve chilled with ice cream.