SHF #35: It's Fig-a-rific!
When I saw that SHF this month was all about figs, I got very excited. I am a recent convert to the Church of the Fig. I have also had my eye on this recipe for quite a while and am glad that this challenge was the kick in the pants I needed to finally make it. Of course, it comes from Claudia Flemming's inspirational book The Last Course. Unlike many other attempts, this recipe was too simple for me to screw up, nor did it involve every single piece of kitchen equipment I possess.
Chilled Honeydew Soup with Fresh Figs and Orange Blossom-Scented Creme Fraiche
1 small honeydew, about 2 lbs, or any other green melon, peeled, seeded and cubed
1/4 cup sugar
4 figs, cut into eighths
1/2 cup creme fraiche
1/2 tsp orange blossom water
In a bowl, toss together the melon and sugar. Let sit for 15 minutes.
Puree melon. If you wish, you can strain for a smoother texture. Chill until very cold, about 3 hours.
In a bowl, whisk together the creme fraiche and orange blossom water until slightly thickened.
Divide soup into bowls. Drop a spoonful of creme fraiche into the center and garnish with fig wedges. Enjoy!