Meals and Courses

Vanilla Breakfast Prunes & Figs

prep 5 mins cook 8–10 hours or overnight
  • 1 breakfast tea teabag
  • 600 ml (1 pint) boiling water
  • 150 g (5 oz) pitted prunes
  • 150 g (5 oz) dried figs
  • 75 g (3 oz) caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pared rind of ½ orange
  • natural yogurt
  • muesli

Preheat the slow cooker if necessary; see the manufacturer's instructions. Put the teabag into a jug or teapot, add the boiling water and leave to soak for 2–3 minutes. Remove the teabag and pour the tea into the slow cooker pot.

Add the whole prunes and figs, the sugar and vanilla extract to the hot tea, sprinkle with the orange rind and mix together. Cover with the lid and cook on low for 8–10 hours or overnight.

Serve hot with spoonfuls of natural yogurt and a sprinkling of muesli.

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