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Do people like figs?

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Growingboys Sun 29-Oct-17 10:18:24

I'm having friends for dinner and thinking of doing baked spiced figs. But then I wondered if figs were one of those divisive things that some people might hate.

Do you like them? I thought they'd be a good pudding as they're light and (sort of) healthy and the recipe is amazing, but want to canvas opinion before I commit myself!

TIA

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/12989/spiced-baked-figs-with-ginger-mascarpone

BaronessBomburst Sun 29-Oct-17 10:21:57

I adore figs!
However, I've taken fresh figs into work and several people didn't even know what they were. confused
Serve them, but get in a Viennetta for the philistines.

catrin Sun 29-Oct-17 10:22:58

Sounds gorgeous. I do love figs though.

Sodaface Sun 29-Oct-17 10:24:46

Love figs, can I come??

Growingboys Sun 29-Oct-17 10:34:25

haha baroness re: Viennetta!

Thanks all! x

notacooldad Sun 29-Oct-17 10:43:37

Caramailised figs and maple mascarpone is wonderful.
So is figs with pomegranate and hallumi!

wizzywig Sun 29-Oct-17 10:44:34

I like fig rolls. I bought actual figs once but didnt know what to do with it. Do i peel and scoop?

notacooldad Sun 29-Oct-17 10:44:52

I love figs. The only thing that would put me off is the ginger!

AccrualIntentions Sun 29-Oct-17 10:45:16

I love them and that sounds delicious!

Flimp Sun 29-Oct-17 10:45:26

It doesn’t matter if we like them, ask your guests!

Eminybob Sun 29-Oct-17 10:46:55

I don’t really get figs, I don’t think I’ve ever had one apart from the dried version.
Do you eat the whole thing? I think they look like only the middle is worth eating and the outside looks like it would be tough and flavourless grin

Eminybob Sun 29-Oct-17 10:47:31

That was suppsvto be confused not grin

n0ne Sun 29-Oct-17 11:28:59

I love love LOVE figs. My favourite starter is baked in the oven with blue cheese (Roquefort for preference) and a drizzle of honey.

PinkHeart5914 Sun 29-Oct-17 11:32:18

get in a Viennetta for the philistines 😂

I love figs either as a starter with goats cheese & salad or Gorgonzola and walnuts or as dessert with mascarpone.

AtleastitsnotMonday Sun 29-Oct-17 13:25:44

I often make a flatbread topped with Brie, figs, pancetta and rocket for bring and share lunches and there’s never been any left to take Home at the end. So I reckon they will go down fine.

Tawdrylocalbrouhaha Sun 29-Oct-17 13:28:38

I love figs, as long as they are good ones (plump, sweet, richly coloured, not too much pith).

allegretto Sun 29-Oct-17 13:30:17

I really don't like them. DH loves them so much that it is embarrassing sitting near him while he is eating them - the groans of pleasure can get a bit much! I would eat them if you gave them to me at a dinner party though, rude not to!

allegretto Sun 29-Oct-17 13:31:34

They are out of season at the moment though so not sure if you'll be able to get them!

BananaSandwichesEveryDay Sun 29-Oct-17 13:32:37

Personally, I can't abide them. Which is a shame as my sister has a dig tree in her garden and every year she ends up with so many that she just can't use them all.

BuzzKillington Sun 29-Oct-17 13:36:23

Love them.

Baked in oven, wrapped in parma ham with blue cheese and rocket - my favourite starter.

Hoppinggreen Sun 29-Oct-17 13:45:24

I want some figs now

WhoKn0wsWhereTheSlimeGoes Sun 29-Oct-17 14:08:06

I don't think I've ever had one, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like this recipe, I don't generally like spiced fruit, especially not with ginger. Blue cheese and rocket with them sounds divine though.

ScarletSienna Sun 29-Oct-17 14:10:22

I used to. Until I found out about the wasps. Now I can’t get that out of my mind so no!

Etymology23 Sun 29-Oct-17 14:10:54

As dessert poached in red wine with ice cream they are delish! Love em!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 29-Oct-17 16:27:53

Love figs. I'd be over the moon if you served me that.

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