When I see fresh grapes and figs, it instantly takes me back to the lure of the toga clad Romans drinking wine and feasting on such luscious fruits Ė itís no wonder grapes and figs are considered to be the nectar of the Gods.
Like those toga wearing Romans, I love the taste and texture of fresh figs. Theyíre delicious cooked such as in this recipe of Roasted Figs with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto or simply prized open and enjoyed raw Ė eating the entire fruit, skin and all.
I wonder if those Romans knew the powerful benefits packed in each fig; a culinary delicacy, high in fibre and potassium and full of medicinal goodness. I would have to admit, I think less about the nutritious elements and simply devour them because they taste so damn good.
In this coconut and fig slice, Iíve used the figs as a decorative element however the sweetness still permeates through the entire slice. Iíve also incorporated a little cardamom in the base, which pairs perfectly with the figs.
The numerous ingredients in this slice provides a melting pot of healthy goodness which makes this snack a great alternative for kids and people wanting to maintain a clean eating regime. I'm sure those toga clad Romans would concur this Coconut and Fig Slice is something to behold.
This Coconut and Fig Slice is high in fibre, potassium and full of nutritional and medicinal goodness.