Tuesday, 30 September 2014

RECIPE: Natural Yoghurt with Pear and Fig

Yoghurt topped with fig, pear, honey and almonds

I'm afraid there's no GBBO post this week either, although I'm glad that my 'Baking Bloopers' replacement went down so well last week. Advanced dough sounded like a stretch too far for me in what has been a really busy week. Like last week, I did actually bake, and I have a yummy roast vegetable and goats' cheese filo pastry tarts recipe to come in a couple of weeks' time- don't forget you can always see what posts are appearing in the future on my Coming Soon page.

In today's post I'm sharing a dish I've been enjoying recently- natural yoghurt topped with fruit, almonds and honey. I've called this a 'recipe', but in all honesty it's really just a throw-it-all-together in a bowl kind of affair.

I bought a punnet of figs to use in salads with feta cheese, but then finished the cheese off before the figs. I needed a way of using them up and so this yummy, yoghurty concoction was created. Besides the figs, I added in pear, flaked almonds and a drizzle of honey.

Figs and pears make a great late summer/early autumn combination and all the flavours and textures of this dish come together beautifully. I think even the colours are rather autumnal- greens and purples with the golden shade of honey. I used natural Greek-style yoghurt which, along with the figs, has quite a sharp, tangy taste, balanced out by the sweetness of the pear and honey. With the figs being very soft fruits, the added crunch of the flaked almonds keeps things interesting. It makes a nice change from the more summer berry style toppings I would usually use with red fruits and blueberries.

I've been eating this after dinner, but it would also work as a healthy breakfast or mid-morning snack to keep you going.

To make one serving I use:
2 tablespoons natural Greek yoghurt
1 small fig chopped
1/2 pear (or 1 small one) chopped
Handful of flaked almonds
A drizzle of honey

Yoghurt topped with fig, pear, honey and almonds

Fig and pear



Jennifer
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10 comments

  1. This looks amazing, wouldn't mind having some right now.

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    1. Once you have the ingredients in, it's so quick to get ready!

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    1. They are such a great combination, especially if you've got really good figs

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  3. good combination! looks so fresh and tasty

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  4. YUM I love figs, they remind me so much of Summer. And this is super healthy :)

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    1. Yes, they're a great late summer fruit- can't believe how long it took me to discover them!

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  5. Yes please I will take a bowlful of this delicious treat, I love that you added almonds because you definitely get a different texture which breaks it all up, great idea!

    Elle x
    Notes of Petranella

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