Figs roasted with bay, spices and petimezi (Σύκα ψητό με δάφνης, μπαχαρικά και πετιμέζι)
This recipe is a little tribute to the different regional styles of preparing figs in Greece. It incorporates the traditional Cretan touch of some petimezi, as well as some spice elements - balsamic bay leaves, a little cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper. I love using the Daphnis and Chloe Balsamic Bay Leaves in this dish. They have a wonderful sweet spicy quality, with a hint of nutmeg. I like to enhance this element in this dish by also adding an extra pinch of nutmeg.
The spicy-sweet figs are perfect served with the contrasting texture of a little fresh mizithra made from sheep or goat's milk. You could substitute a little ricotta or fresh goat's cheese if you prefer.
Prep 5 mins, cooking 15 mins