Monday, July 8, 2013

Creamy aubergine with honey, garlic and figs – On Zizi kalandjai (Zizi’s Adventures)



So, how should I start? How can I tell you the fact that can be squeezed in a single sentence (“You can read my recipe on the Hungarian food blog Zizi kalandjai”) in sentimental, funny, boastful, play-obsessed styles or even in a long version? I would just skip the last one immediately, I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody, and I don’t have the mood to type it, either.

1. “Since Zita has given birth to the most beautiful baby in the world, she asked me to write a post for her page, so that her blog would remain active while she is in the most beautiful phase of her entire life and spends all time possible with her baby in the ocean of the strongest emotions and feelings through their intimate togetherness. Needless to say, these years were the most beautiful time in my life as well, and I wish that she could also enjoy all moments of this period to the full.”
2. “Zita has also met her destiny in the form of a baby. Now she thinks that she can redeem the whole world and her baby will never cry and storm because she is prepared to handle all kinds of situations (I also thought the same…) and her baby will have the best sleep habits in the world (because why shouldn’t babies fall asleep at 8 pm if we exhaust them well… I am glad if my kids go to bed at 11 pm), and the house will always be clean and shiny (because we did not have enough time for that when we used to work, but now… at our home, I am happy if I don’t find pieces of spaghetti behind the bed, but let’s be positive, at least I find them). So I have written a post for her blog.”
3.  “I got an e-mail with the news that the author of the blog Zizi kalandjai (Zizi’s Adventures) was expecting a baby. Hearing this, I was really glad and I immediately started to create a new recipe. I was thinking about what would be in season approximately at that time, and now I am happy to present to you this creamy aubergine with honey, garlic and figs, I hope you will like it. The aubergine is in perfect harmony with the strong contrast of the honey and the garlic, with the sweetness of the figs and with the hot chili paprika. I hope the recipe is exciting enough. It will take only some minutes to prepare. Enjoy it and I wish joy and pleasure to Zita.”
4. “The moment I was waiting for has finally arrived: My recipe is on Zizi kalandjai (Zizi’s Adventures). In connection with this, I invite you to play with me. Just like the Facebook page of my blog (sharing the page is not required, but of course I would be grateful for that) and write a comment here on the blog telling me what your favourite sandwich is which also contains some figs and aubergine, and possibly some garlic as well. So I wait for these comments until tomorrow noon at the latest via e-mail, and then I draw the winner either using slices of papers with names (of course I will also attach a photo which will document the authenticity of the drawing) or using the usual random.org, the authenticity of which is also unquestionable. And the winner will get a piece of fig which was grown in our garden.”


You can read the recipe here together with a short interview. But I think I should have included this information in the boastful part.


Creamy aubergine with honey, garlic and figs

Creamy aubergine with honey, garlic and figs




Creamy aubergine with honey, garlic and figs

- 4 small aubergines
- 1 clove of garlic (grated)
- 3 tsp. honey
- 2,5 tsp. tahini paste
- chili
- salt, pepper
- figs
- coriander
- brown bread

Preparation:

1. Bake the whole aubergines in the oven preheated to 210°C.
2. Blend the flesh of the aubergines, the tahini paste, honey, garlic, chili, salt and pepper with an immersion blender.
3. Spread the creamy aubergine on the bread slices and decorate them with sliced figs and coriander.




Creamy aubergine with honey, garlic and figs

Creamy aubergine with honey, garlic and figs


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