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Sunday, May 29, 2011

More Figs!

On KI I was lucky enough to be given a huge bag of home grown figs.  I decided that I would try my hand at making some fig syrup at the suggestion of one of the other ladies who was there with us.

I cut the figs in half and put them in a large bowl, then covered them with brandy (but I didn't have enough to completely cover them so I added some sweet sherry that I found in the bar) and put them in the fridge for a week.  Every day or so I turned them to make sure the alcohol soaked into every single bit.  After a week they went into a large saucepan with just enough water to cover them and simmered until they were all pulpy.  Then I blended it until it was smooth.  It wasn't sweet enough for my liking so I added some sugar (about 2 cups) and reheated until the sugar dissolved.  Syrup was then funnelled into sterilised bottles ready to put on pancakes, waffles or icecream (or just eat it by the spoonful).  As a thank you I sent a bottle of syrup back to KI to the donor of the figs.

I also wanted to try a recipe that I have been given for dried fig muffins.  I decided to use the figs that I dehydrated a few months ago (see related posting).

Melt 100g butter and add 250 ml apple juice. Remove from heat and add 400g chopped dried figs and 1 tablespoon grated orange zest.  Leave about 1 hour or until figs have softened and mixture is cool.  Mix 11/2 cups plain flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 11/2 teaspoons baking powder in a large bowl.  Add fig mixture, 2 large eggs and 11/2 teaspoons vanilla.  Stir until just combined and spoon into prepared muffin pans.  Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked when tested.


  1. This makes me want to go out and buy tons of figs.. hmmmm

  2. Better still, you need to find someone with a fig tree or a fig tree growing on public property!!