Thursday, July 11, 2019

Decadent Chocolate Covered Figs Recipe!

Greetings Figs & Chocolate Lovers!

Fresh figs are in season and dipped in dark chocolate, they’ll make delectable treats and a decadent summer dessert! Perfect by themselves, but even better with a glass of beautifully aged Pinot Noir.

And, if you love 
fresh figs and dark chocolate as much as I do, you'll love making and enjoying these beautiful and decadent Chocolate Covered Figs! They are fun to make and delectable to devour. So, let's get started with the recipe. 

3-5 Ounce organic dark chocolate bar (70% dark is best)
12 Small-medium size fresh figs (green, purple or a mix of both)
1 Tsp. Orange zest
1/4 Tsp. Sea salt flakes
1/4 Cup chopped raw pistachios or any other nuts. I love pistachios b/c of their beautiful green color, 
hich beautifully complements fig’s purple color.
1 Tsp. Organic lavender flowers
1 Tsp. Organic rose petals
1 Tsp. Organic calendula flowers
1/2 Tsp. Orange rinds
1/2 Tsp. Meyer lemon rinds

Chocolate Melting Instructions:
 Break or chop the chocolate bar into small pieces and melt over a water bath or in a saucepan over very low heat. Alternatively, you can put them in a bowl, microwave on high for 30 seconds; stir, microwave again on for additional 30 second and stir again until chocolate is completely melted. Allow the melted chocolate to cool for 1-2 minutes, add the orange zest and stir 2-3 times gently. 

Chocolate Covered Figs Instructions:
  Hold each fig by the stem, dip each fig in melted chocolate and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. You can also cut a few figs in half and dip into melted chocolate to create a varieties of chocolate covered figs, they’ll make your artisanal creation even more beautiful. Next, sprinkle with chopped pistachios, lavender flowers, calendula flowers or rose petals and then 2-3 coarse sea salt.

Cooling & Packaging Instruction: 
Place the figs in the fridge for 1-2 hours to allow the chocolate to cool and harden completely before serving or packaging as gifts.

Enjoy and have fun making Figs Chocolate Arts!

Chef Ellie Lavender 
Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary & Wine Pairing Instructor

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