Preparation time 5 mins, plus 5 mins cooking.
This easy dish can be endlessly adapted. Substitute blue cheese for the creme fraiche or a mixture of the two. Use marscapone or good quality sour cream, substitute sweet wine or balsamic for the brandy, add walnuts, or another nut.
8 ripe figs
120 ml creme fraiche
45 ml good quality honey
1 tbspn water
2 stalks of thyme, with leaves attached
Few Tbspns good quality brandy or rum
Heat oven to 200 C.
Cut figs in half horizontally.
Select a dish which holds the figs snugly, grease, place thyme in bottom of dish figs on top cut side up.
Pour water into the bottom of the dish.
Drizzle a few drops of brandy over each fig.
Spoon half a tspn honey over each fig followed by 1 tspn of creme fraiche.
Bake at the top of a hot oven for five minutes or until cream starts to brown.
Serve piping hot, by themselves for breakfast,or with toasted brioche.