Sunday, August 29, 2010
if you come across the opportunity to buy them ever you should. i like them plain, but if the sweetness is a bit much for you then try them with a drizzle of good balsamic vinegar. the vinegar will help to balance the sweetness and helps it become an almost perfectly balanced bite. they also contain enough sugar that they can be bruleed with a quick pass of a torch, or even seared on a hot pan or griddle for a few seconds. they are a fabulous pairing for cheeses, cured meats, wine, and even chocolate. a few green thumb guys i know even have fig trees that while taking a few years to produce, they have had some luck growing them with my surrounding climate.