Monday, 17 January 2011

Baked Figs with Ricotta Walnut and Maple Syrup

MrDudwey commented that the figs looked a lot like the egg pods in "Aliens"..... funny... very funny....

Baked Figs with Ricotta Walnut and Maple Syrup

1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
4 tbsp ricotta cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 fresh figs, cut into quarters but not all the way through
4 tbsp maple syrup
handful of walnuts

Preheat the oven to 180C.

In a small bowl, mix together ricotta and vanilla. Set aside.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Cut four 3-inch squares from the sheet of puff pastry and place them onto the baking tray.
Bake in the oven for 4-5 minutes, or until the pastry has risen and is pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool.

Spoon a tablespoon of the ricotta onto the pastry and place a fig on top.
Drizzle maple syrup and sprinkle some crushed walnut over the figs.
Bake in the oven for about 5 minutes.

To serve, drizzle the figs with more maple syrup.