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Homegrown figs

Posted by Olive Sprogg 
Homegrown figs
January 27, 2017 01:41AM
Hi there,
For the first time this year, our young fig tree is showing promise of a really good crop. Last year ( with our first, small crop) I made some fig chutney, but this year I would like to try drying some figs. Has anybody tried the oven method? Does anybody else have any great ideas for figs? Any help would be gratefully received :-)
Re: Homegrown figs
January 27, 2017 05:27PM
Here's my recipe for Brandied Figs:

Half a lemon

Weigh the figs and place the them in a saucepan. Slice a lemon as thinly as possible and put on top.
Cover with their weight in sugar and cook over a low heat for about 45 minutes.
Place the figs and lemon in a sterile glass jar, add some of the syrup and pour brandy on top!
Cover and keep for winter!

To serve: toast some bread, slather it with mascarpone cheese and put a fig on top.

The brandy left-over when you have finished the figs can be used over ice cream, or use it replace part of the liquid when baking a cake or pudding. Or make a sauce for desserts by whipping some into yoghurt.
Just use your imagination and don't be afraid to experiment.
Re: Homegrown figs
January 30, 2017 12:43AM
Thanks Lorna, this looks fabulous. I'll let you know how I get on :-)
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