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Re: recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

I rarely make things with booze in them, so wouldn't try that.

I did make a gin and lemon posset with gin and tonic lemon  jelly underneath, just about 1/4 of an inch of jelly, the other week as one of my puddings for friends who like that sort of thing. So not 'never' making stuff with booze, just rarely.

I love cake, so I am going to try that recipe but with plums in it. Booze you can keep, I need my cake from time to time.


And I have kept off the 30 odd kgs I lost, in spite of loving cake! It's all down to quantity innitWhistles [Www]

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Re: recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

 Patf wrote:
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.

Pat, I have made another of your fig cakes and it's smelling divine in the oven so I am hopping about a bit from computer to oven.  The fan in my oven seems pretty fierce and I usually have to both turn it down 5° or so and take things out 5 to 10 minutes before time.

I see that these posts date back to 2016 so that makes sense as last year I never once felt like doing any baking.  This year, I have tried out a lot of the recipes from various posts on the forum so that means lots of goodies to eat and savour and share with friends and neighboursSmile [:)]

Cake bakers rule, OK?

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Re: recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

This recipe is surprisingly tasty! We use the large brown figs.


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Re: recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

Yes, nm, I see that that would work well.  I like the heat from the peppercorns.  That's tomorrow's dessert sorted thenSmile [:)]

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Re: recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

Hello everyone. Long time no speak ..... Hoping you are all in great health.

Fig Jam ? You have to be careful though as they need to cook very well in order to stop them "gasing off" even when cooked. A lady advertises "Confiture de Figues - Cuite 2 fois" on the market in Najac 12.

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Re: recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

Eric, I am super happy to see you back hereBig Smile [:D]  Comment tu vas?

I don't make the jam but I do a compote with some sweet spices.  Fill jars of them and put them in the freezer for the winter months.  Nice with ice cream or yoghurt or porridge or muesli.

The tree is so laden with figs that, when you walk past, you could get drunk smelling the fermentation fumes! Lots of them are now on the ground and you have to wear your garden shoes and dig out all the sticky fig remains with a stick and wash the shoes in hot water to rid the soles of sticky gunge.

How I have loved walking round the garden again, eating figs, eating the ripe fruit from the passiflora and admiring the autumn crocuses.  I try not to look at the overgrown hedges or indeed the weeds and certainly not the out of control "lawns"!

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Re: recipe please for a cake with fresh figs

Je vais bien, merci mint.
It's been a busy summer down our place in Tarn & Garonne (working on the loft area). Seeing the end of it though ....

You and all on the Forum well?
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