Figs and berries poached in vanilla syrup

Prep Time: 10
Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 10
  • 500.00ml - water
  • 1.00pod - vanilla pod, cut lengthways and seeds set aside
  • 300.00ml - castor sugar
  • 8.00 - figs
  • 200.00g - mixed fresh berries
  • 500.00ml - vanilla ice cream, crème fraîche or mascarpone cheese for serving
  • 8.00leaves - mint leaves for garnishing
1. Place the water, vanilla seeds and pod and the castor sugar in a saucepan. Stir over a moderate heat until the sugar has dissolved. The mixture should not be allowed to boil before the sugar has dissolved.

2. Place the fruit in the hot syrup for about a minute, remove and set aside. Allow the syrup to cool completely and then return the fruit to the syrup.

3. Serve the figs and berries with vanilla ice cream, crème fraîche or mascarpone. Add a mint leaf and drizzle the syrup on top.

Variation: You can also serve it on toasted raisin bread or brioche together with crème fraîche or mascarpone cheese and mint leaves.
Wine suggestion: Tickle your taste buds with a fruity sparkling wine.

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