Friday, 11 April 2014

figs in honey with yoghurt - a perfect breakfast

I am loving the fruit and veg that is coming into the shops right now. Just in time for the warmer spring weather and for thoughts of fresh and varied food after all the comfort eating of the winter.

Not long ago, I discovered the delights of a Turkish owned continental supermarket, which is full to the rafters of the most unusual and varied produce from all parts of the world. I spend ages in there, just looking, fascinated by it all. And don't get me started on the pastry section!

Whilst I was there I bought some figs, which are a lovely reminder of holidays in Greece, where we picked them off the roadside bushes to have on yoghurt for breakfast. With that in mind, I thought I would try something a little different with them. I wanted to make a delicious breakfast to eat outside in the long awaited morning sun; a little taste of Greece.

I poured three or four tablespoons of honey in a small frying pan and heated it gently. I halved the unpeeled figs, placed them face down in the honey and cooked them for five minutes or so. Whilst they were cooking, I lightly toasted a handful of walnut pieces. To finish, I flipped the figs over for a minute or so, to cook the outsides.

All that was left was to fill a bowl with delicious Greek yoghurt, lay on the figs and drizzle over the honey from the pan, which by now looks and tastes divine. The walnuts, sprinkled on the top of all this lusciousness, add a lovely texture. Perfect for an alfresco breakfast!

Have a great weekend!


  1. I've only become a fan of figs over the past few years, so this really appeals.

    X x

    1. Hi Trayci.
      It is great because it is so quick and easy to make, but tastes so exotic. I always feel like I am holiday when I make it :-)
      Have a great weekend.

  2. Shame that I saw your post too late for today's breakfast!! It looks delicious. xx

    1. It is so delicious Katia. A great weekend breakfast too :-)

  3. I'm not the hugest fan of figs, though like you, they really remind me of Greece, and I must say your breakfast looks lovely. Is it Osman's you are talking about? It's a fabulous shop! xxx

    1. Thank you so much Curtise. I am quite partial to figs and these ones just looked so inviting. It was Osman's supermarket on London Road and it is one of my favourite shops. The fruit and veg always look so yummy and the pastry section at the back has me drooling :-) xxx