Time to up your game. Make mum feel appreciated and recognised for all she does with a super decadent and gourmet brekkie. There are few fruits which just scream decadence more than a fig.
In season right now- it is the one time of year they are at their best and...they won't break the bank...but shhh, you don't have to tell her that part.
This does have a few steps (although completely doable) and probably best made by an adult- or at least under close adult supervision. Have the camera ready to capture her surprise when she sees what you mastered this year.
Makes 4 servings
What you need:
1/3 cup of caster sugar
¼ cup Grand Marnier (optional)
8 figs, halved
4 slices of your favourite sourdough
A couple tablespoons of crème fraiche to serve
Make the caramel first by adding ¼ cup of sugar and 30g of butter to a small pot. Stir continuously over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes until golden and then add the Grand Marnier if using. If using the Grand Marnier, cook for a further 1-2 minutes until reduced slightly.
Set the caramel aside to cool.
Coat the cut side of the figs with the remaining sugar. In a non-stick fry pan, heat the remaining butter over medium heat and fry the figs sugar-side down for about a minute until lightly caramelised.
Toast the sourdough.
Serve the sourdough with the caramelised figs on top, drizzled with caramel and with a dollop of crème fraiche.