The delicious taste, texture and colour of fresh figs are shown off to advantage in this elegant tart. Either greenish-yellow or dark purple-skinned figs can be used. You may peel the figs first if the skin tastes bitter.
A hot minted chocolate drink goes well with this tart. Place 1 tablespoon mint leaves in a bowl. Boil 250 ml (1 cup) water and pour it over the leaves; let stand for about 10 minutes.
Heat 375 ml (1½ cups) milk. Break 100 g (2/3 cup) dark chocolate into pieces; add to hot milk. Stir until the chocolate has dissolved.
Strain the mint and add the liquid to chocolate milk. Reheat. Sweeten to taste with sugar.