Recipe | Figs with honey + sea salt

The proper way to eat a fig, in society,
Is to split it in four, holding it by the stump,
And open it, so that it is a glittering, rosy, moist, honied, heavy-petalled four-petalled flower.
... Every fruit has its secret. 
The fig is a very secretive fruit.

Figs are one of the best things about summer so I cannot wait for the weather to warm up. My dad adores figs so we bought these as a little treat for him for Father's Day but were so full after our picnic we saved them to have for breakfast.

This simple little dish shows off figs wonderfully - the honey brings out the natural sweetness of the figs and contrasts nicely with the tanginess of the natural yoghurt. The salt also adds a nice touch.

Serve this as part of breakfast - perhaps as a little breakfast dessert on the weekend after you've enjoyed a plate of poached eggs - on its own as a quick breakfast or as a snack to keep you going in the afternoon. You could even replace the yoghurt for mascarpone and creme fraiche to make this dish more decadent and serve it as a dessert.

Figs with honey + sea salt
Serves 4

4 fresh black figs
1/2 cup of natural yoghurt (or a mixture of mascarpone and creme fraiche)
1 tsp sea salt
Honey to taste 

Place yoghurt on plate. 
Halve figs - I like to rip them apart to roughen the dish up but you could also use a sharp knife.
Place figs around yoghurt on plate, cut side up to display their lovely colour and texture.
Sprinkle figs and yoghurt with sea salt and drizzle with honey.

Have a lovely weekend everyone x

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