Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy
3 tablespoons light cream or milk
6 fresh mint leaves
5 ounces white chocolate, cut into bits
12 dried figs, stemmed and quartered
8 walnut halves
10 toasted almonds
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Zest of two oranges
Pour milk into saucepan; add the mint and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and allow the mint to steep in the milk for 10 minutes. Remove leaves and return pan to low heat. Add chocolate and allow to melt completely.
Place the figs in a bowl; add the walnuts, almonds, cinnamon and cloves.
Make a puddle of the chocolate mixture on each of 4 rimmed dessert plates.
Divide and mound the fig mixture on the chocolate sauce, Sprinkle each plate with colored sprinkles and the zest.
This recipe is featured on show 2308 - What Figs!