Diwali is around the corner, so all ready for it? what a pity that it falls on working day, chance to have a party or do something good seems to be bit out of question for me in Finland. Anyways Diwali reminds me of many happenings in India, waking up early, bursting crackers, food, sweets, extended family and what not?
For last couple of years, my family calls me in the morning to wish me and then it will be me calling them for every one to two hours asking for updates? I can’t be hooked up with lab, computer and keep sulking at boring office. Hearing everyone on phone used to make my Diwali. Sounds better right? Candle season is back in Finland, my favorite, best way to get rid of the darkness and those twinkling lights does cheer me up and few aromatic ones how relaxing. I recently out of great frustration did a big fruit shopping, not know what I will end up doing with all of it, fig was one of them. Turned out to be my new love. Trust me guys, if you haven’t tasted fresh fig give it a try. It’s worth it.
I made fig tart somewhat suitable for Diwali placing few candles around. With so many wonderful post on Indian sweets and savory all around for Diwali, fig tart can be like a odd man out, pardon me, unfortunately my hands are not very flexible when it come to preparing Indian sweets and from my understanding it needs enormous patience and motivation, which I’m running short of, so why take chance? do you by any chance know a shop that sells motivation and patience? 😛 My mum always says self praising is donkey praising, but it doesn’t stop me singing glories about this quick easy tart. Crunchy fig, crisp tart and wonderful flavor of caramel butter was worth a try
That’s the end of my insensate words. Wish you all very happy, prosperous, fantastic and dhamakadar Diwali. For desi friends staying out of India hope you will have your own ways of making ur diwali happy
5-6 Fresh fig fruit ( sliced to 6 pieces each)
For caramel butter
50 gram brown sugar
40 gram butter
For tart I used ready made tart dough else you can use this recipe
In a medium size pan over medium heat, throw in sugar, when the sugar just starts to melt add butter wait until the sugar and butter is melted, say about 3 to 4 minutes.. Remove from the heat. Give a quick whisk until sugar and butter is well incorporated. If you find butter floating on top, don’t panic just add one tsp of warm water and give a rapid whisk, it will act as an emulsifier. Place sliced fig on a baking plate, pour in the caramel over the figs and roast them in the oven for about 3 to 5 minutes or until they become tender. Set aside.
Next, roll the tart dough to desired thickness and place in a suitable mold. Using a fork pierce the dough this help tart not to swell while baking. Refrigerated it for 15 minutes. Bake in preheated oven, at 180 C for about 15minutes. If you are using store brought dough please follow the given instruction. But take the tart 5 minutes earlier than the given time.
Now arrange the roasted fig or just throw inside the tart, pour remaining caramel butter and bake again for 5 minutes at 180 C. Serve warm!