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What can I do with 20 fresh figs

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Megglevache Fri 19-Sep-08 19:32:20

They are gorgeous and were "given" to me (cost £2) I have put them in the fridge for now but apart from just troffing them as they are what do you do with them?

MadamAnt Fri 19-Sep-08 19:34:02

There was a thread about this last night. Lapin had a yummy recipe. Hang on...

TsarChasm Fri 19-Sep-08 19:34:14

Careful. I knew a lady who ate too many on holiday once. Oh dear is all I'm going to say on the subject grin

MadamAnt Fri 19-Sep-08 19:34:48


seeker Fri 19-Sep-08 19:35:22

Troff them.Or sent them to me and let me do it for you.

They are fabulous grilled - or eat them with some parma ham. Oh, please send them to me!

Actually, you live quite near me don't you? I could pop round....

sophy Fri 19-Sep-08 19:35:50

Wrap in parma ham and bake in oven, serve on bed of rocket.

Very good dinner party starter.

Megglevache Fri 19-Sep-08 19:37:11

Oh really? How did I miss that?

Megglevache Fri 19-Sep-08 19:38:38

yum yum, I love parma ham.

I am droooling at all these. smile

Overmydeadbody Fri 19-Sep-08 19:41:19

Eat them! <drool>

Definately wrap them in parma ham.

They are also nice with feta cheese, or caerphilly or wensleydale for that matter.

ib Fri 19-Sep-08 19:50:31

I have them in pancakes with mascarpone or cream and honey; in yoghurt (no skin, mashed up) with honey and crunchy cereal, or in a crumble type thing with oats in the mix.

Oh, and dh also made a delicious fig risotto with chicken (can you tell we have lots of fig trees?)

Megglevache Fri 19-Sep-08 19:52:38

FETA! My all time fave cheese and I have stacks in the fridge.


bloss Fri 19-Sep-08 20:07:04

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pamsy Fri 19-Sep-08 20:10:04

get another load of figs and make jam. My daughter has come back from school today with a pot - it's delicious! The teacher also added lemon and orange zest to make it less sickly and it's yummy

Megglevache Fri 19-Sep-08 23:37:01

fig jam, really?

slightlybonkers Sat 20-Sep-08 00:30:31

recipe from nigella, which could be good xmas present.

"Figs in Rum Syrup
18 figs

250g caster sugar

300ml water

75ml white rum plus 2 tablespoons

1 x 1 litre jar

Wash figs & let them dry in a colander. Add sugar and water to a big pan and bring to a boil for fifteen minutes, stirring sugar to become a syrup. Add 1/3 cup of rum & the figs (ever so gently). Be sure that there's enough syrup to cover the figs and simmer away with a lid over 3/4 of the pan for an hour and a half. Remove figs as gently as you put them in and place in mason jar. Reduce syrup at a higher heat for a few minutes and add the final 2 tablespoons of rum. Pour over figs and seal. Place in a cool, dark cupboard for three to six months."

ib Sat 20-Sep-08 07:34:01

Fig jam is surprisingly good, but does need to be cut with a little lemon juice. I make it with about 1/3 of the weight of fruit in sugar (300g per kg), which means it's not so sickly but I don't know how well it will keep.

Megglevache Mon 22-Sep-08 16:50:42

we have done the whole lot blush

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