Figs, chocolate, and a dash of sea salt make for a lush and irresistible dessert.
Dark chocolate. Figs. Sea salt. Three deceptively simple ingredients. But combine these separate components together and some magic transpires. The figs are instantly transformed into a lush a decadent dessert that will not fail to impress your guests at your next dinner party. What’s more? The entire process will not take you longer than 30 minutes.
Note of warning: be careful not to “overkill” on the sea salt. Also, feel free to substitute the sea salt with crushed pistachio if you prefer.
Total time: 30 minutes | Serving size: Makes 6
- 80g quality dark chocolate
- 6 fresh figs
- 1 tablespoon of sea salt (or crushed pistachio if you prefer)
- Break chocolate into chunks and pop into a heatproof bowl. Sit bowl over a pan of barely simmering water (a bain marie) and allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally.
- Once melted, dip each fig individually in the chocolate, rotate 360 degrees until the fig is evenly coated. While chocolate is still liquid, sprinkle sea salt on top of fig (NB: be careful of overdoing it, as you don’t want the fig to be ‘too salty’). Rest coated fig on a tray lined with parchment paper.
3. Repeat for other figs. Once done, stick tray into refrigerator and wait until 15 minutes before taking out to serve.