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recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

Figs nice and black and juicy at last!

Does anyone have a recipe for a cake using fresh figs?

Nothing fancy or fiddly or has too many ingredientsIdea [I]

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Re: recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

I googled cake aux figues and came up with this:
http://www.cuisineactuelle.fr/recettes/cake-aux-figues-202535
I think the Rustica magazine is giving fig recipes in their next edition.
Personally I don't enjoy figs, too sweet for me, and no other flavour, but I know most people like them, and they're good for you.

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Re: recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

If you have lots of figs make a confit of them as whole and sugary as possible and then send me a few jarsSmile [:)]

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Re: recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

When we are awash with figs, I make this one a lot...
http://www.lifelovefood.co/turkish-yogurt-cake-with-figs-torta/

It is light, fresh and lovely!
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Re: recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

Ah, yes, I knew I wouldn't go far wrong, asking this type of question on the forumBig Smile [:D]

Pat, that is an interesting site with both sweet and savoury cake recipes using figs.

And Mrs Bucket, that yogurt cakes look stunning I will feel very proud to present that to anyone.  Do you think the Greek yogurt from the supermarkets will be full fat as called for by the recipe?



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Re: recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

Take off the stalk (if it's still there) and crisis-cross the fruit to about half its depth.

Put them (2/person) in a Pyrex or similar small bowl and stuff a little bit of brown sugar into the cavity. Pour over a little bit of whatever booze you happen to have - maybe something you're trying to get rid of. In the oven for 10 mins at 150C.

Serve with ice cream.
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I bought a fig tree clearly labeled 'Brown Turkish Fig' and when it grew up, it produced lots of green figs! I lost the first lot as they rotted while I was waiting for them to turn brown.  I find that they will be hard, then one day they turn soft and the following day, rotten.  I'm the only one in my family that likes them so I will be exploring the recipes given above.
I tried fig jam once but it didn't set well.  Something in the fig interferes with pectin apparently.

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Re: recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

I just use whatever plain yogurt I have in the house, and splodge in a tablespoon of créme fraîche to "greek" it up a bit. Also, although the recipe doesn't call for it, I add a tiny pinch of cinnamon to the cake batter, which seems to boost the flavour.

It's a very forgiving cake recipe, nothing needs to be too exact.
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