Find recipes that use sticky sweet dried figs including homemade fig rolls, fig loaf cakes, fig bread, fig and apple jam and many more!
Reminiscent of afternoon tea with granny, what seems like a lifetime ago, fruity tea loaf thickly sliced and slathered with salty butter. Perfect picnic food. I came up with this recipe when I found some dried up figs and prunes at the back of a cupboard, and rather than waste them I adapted a basic tea loaf recipe. The tiny crunchy fig seeds add some pleasant contrast to the chewy loaf.
This is an easy gourmet starter. I often add some chopped green olives to the olive mixture and a little more balsamic. A fresh, rindless goat's cheese may also be used in place of the cream cheese. Serve with slices of toasted baguette or crackers.
Homemade fig roll-ish biscuits made a bit healthier with ground walnuts and wholemeal flour. These are definitely better the next day, as they soften and the flavours get a chance to meld together.
Succulent chicken thighs roasted with figs and lemon slices makes for a satisfying and impressive Mediterranean-inspired meal. The slightly sweet and sour sauce is perfect to serve with rice, and helps to caramelise the figs and lemon. Easy, delicious and if you feel the sauce isn't enough it can easily be doubled.
This is a my grandmother's recipe for jam with dried figs.