Summer, if we ever had one, is well and truly over.
Figs for me are always reminiscent of a particular hotel in St Tropez where my husband and I – in pre-Ted days – were eating a continental breakfast punctuated by the thud…. thud… thud of figs dropping to the ground.
The waitress rinsed some and we enjoyed them with yogurt for breakfast. That’s fresh fruit for you!
Back home I’m more reliant on my local Turkish supermarket but I can never cut into a fresh fig without remembering this moment.
We were in St Tropez when we overheard an American tourist in the street say to another (whom she didn’t know), “Have you heard what’s happened in New York?”
We hadn’t, and continuing to pass by, it wasn’t until we returned to our hotel reception a few hours later that we saw crowds gathered around a television.
That was ten years today.
Recipe: Mini Fig Galettes
a few spoons of brown sugar
some puff pastry
This is barely more than a serving suggestion; simply cut squares of ready made puff pastry and spread out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Top each one with a slim slice of fresh fig and sprinkle with a little brown sugar.
Bake at 180c/Gas 4 for 12-15 minutes until puffed up and golden brown. Serve warm with creme fraiche.
I am sending these easy fig galettes to Ren at Fabulicious Food for her monthly event “Simple and in Season”.
Lovely tartlets. A great way to remember those sad events…
GREAT recipe thanks as I have an abundance of figs from my fig tree!
A lovely way to remember that tragic event.
sarah, simply cooked says
How perfect – so easy and fresh. They are elegant enough for any company, too. Fresh figs are so precious while they are truly in season.
Ren Behan says
Hi Sarah, a lovely recipe, thank you so much for sharing it with Simple and in Season. It doens’t get more perfect than that. A very poignant post too, Ren x
A very touching post Sara. I love that you commemorated the day by reliving the positive part of that day.
Sanjeeta kk says
Baking Figs into Galettes is a wonderful idea…and it looks so easy too!
It’s amazing how food and memories go together – you’ll always remember what you were eating at certain points in your life. This is a pretty major date to mark, but you’ve done it very simply and elegantly.
On a totally frivolous foodie note, they look absolutely divine. I miss the fresh figs we got on holiday in sicily this summer. Bring on summer 2012!
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
Thank you. I am forever envious of a lady nearby who has a big fig tree in her garden!
I made these & they were simple yet very tasty with figs from my own tree! x