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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Umkhiwa Salted Figs with Honey Recipe

Ficus sycomorus or fig tree goes by many names Mukuyu in the Shona language, Vyeboom in Afrikaans, Umkhiwa in Ndebele, شجرة التين in Arabic, and figueria in Portuguese. 



Fig trees grow from South Africa to Senegal and Egypt, Madagascar and the Union of Comoros. 

Satisfy your hunger cravings make North Africa Salted Figs with Honey and fall in love at very first bite. This simple African recipe is a delightful way to amaze your guests.


Umkhiwa Recipe Salted Figs with Honey


Photo by FoodMayhem.com
Ingredients:
4 large fresh figs
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup orange blossom honey
¼ teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Gently wash and pat dry figs. Toss figs with oil place stem side up in a shallow baking pan. Roast for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and quarter without cutting completely though the figs. Meanwhile add honey to a heat proof cup and microwave for 1 minute. Pour honey evenly over figs, sprinkle with salt and serve warm.



Did you know…?

The fig tree is one of the first plants cultivated by humans




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