A new chocolate recipe on pastry Workshop should never surprise you – it surprises me instead and I’m not kidding. What I mean is that this cake wasn’t planned at all, but I really wanted a chocolate dessert to cheer me up so I mixed this up quickly – funny thing is I didn’t get the chance to taste it as I ended up sending it to my cousin for his birthday. I heard he and his guests totally loved it and I couldn’t be happier I managed to make his day brighter.
Figs plucked straight from the tree, plump, sweet and juicy, warmed by the sun. But if you have to settle, like me, for the ones from the supermarket this is a delicious way to put the sun back into them. A little honey and a sprig of thyme brings a real Mediterranean flavour to even the unripe fruit. Team that with a creamy honey and pistachio ice cream and give a last salut! to a wonderful Indian Summer.