Serves 6


Step 1: Manuka Honey Raisins

Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir to combine. On a medium heat, bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to allow the raisins to plump up. Keep warm.


Step 2: Fig Tarts

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees.

Roll the pastry out into a 3mm thick sheet on a floured bench. Cut 6x10 cm wide disks of pastry. Dock them thoroughly with a fork or similar. Brush pastry with egg yolk and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the bottom of the pastry disks begin to brown slightly. Remove from the oven and hold aside.

Cut the figs into halves or quarters depending on how big they are. Place them in a large mixing bowl and gently coat with brown sugar and cinammon. Arrange 5 to 6 pieces of fig on each pastry disk. Return to the oven and bake for a further 10 minutes, until the figs begin to colour and the juice starts to weep from them. Once cooked, remove the tarts from oven and hold aside.


Step 3: Plating and Serving

Place ta fig tart in the centre of each plate. Spoon the honey raisins over and around the fig tarts, sprinkle with toasted macadamia slithers and place a scoop of icecream alongside each tart.


Photography by Kieran Scott