Fresh Figs and Dates in Saffron Syrup Recipe

Fresh Figs and Dates in Saffron Syrup Recipes

Ingredients :

180ml water

250ml dry white wine

110g caster sugar

5cm piece orange rind

pinch saffron threads

1 cinnamon stick

12 medium fresh figs, halved

185g fresh dates, seeded

Crisp biscuits

30g soft butter

55g caster sugar

1 egg white

2 tbsp plain flour

cooking oil spray

Method :

Combine water, wine and sugar in medium pan, stir over heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves. Add rind, saffron and cinnamon, bring to boil; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Strain syrup; discard rind, saffron threads and cinnamon. Return syrup to same pan, add figs; boil, uncovered, about 3 minutes or until syrup is thickened slightly. Remove from heat, add dates, cover; cool. Serve with Crisp Biscuits.

Crisp Biscuits - Beat butter, sugar and egg white in small bowl with electric mixer, on low speed, until mixture is smooth and changed in color; stir in sifted flour. Spoon mixture into piping bag fitted with 5mm plain tube. Pipe 8cm lengths onto oven trays which have been coated with cooking oil spray; make biscuits slightly wider at both ends. Allow 6 biscuits per tray. Tap tray on bench to make biscuits spread slightly. Bake in hot oven about 5 minutes or until edges are browned. Lift onto wire racks to cool.

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