AT A GLANCE
You'll need to begin this recipe 1 day ahead.
|01||Combine 300gm caster sugar, orange juice and rind, 30ml rum and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan and stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Add figs, bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until fruit is tender and liquid is syrupy. Set aside and keep warm.|
|02||Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks and remaining sugar together until thick and pale. Set aside until required.|
|03||Combine milk and vanilla bean and seeds in a large saucepan and bring just to the boil, remove from heat and keep warm.|
|04||In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, add rice and cook for 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Add remaining rum and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until rum is evaporated. Add hot milk mixture, a cup at a time, stirring continuously until all milk is absorbed before adding more. When rice is al dente (25-30 minutes), stir in egg yolk mixture and cook for another 2 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat, divide among bowls, spoon over figs and syrup and serve immediately.|