This year, for the first time, I put a proper net over the fig tree in my garden to keep the birds off.
Now I have more figs than I know what to do with.
Gave some to family, but they aren’t really pretty or sweet enough to give to neighbours.
I quite like fresh figs myself, but I haven’t quite managed to win the kids over to their charms.
So, now I’ve got a bunch of figs spoiling fast, and more on the way.
Please share some of your favourite fig-based recipes for me to experiment with.
Yeah, I’m disappointed too. OK, first of all I like them fresh. Also, as the season ends, I dry them in my toaster convection oven, for adding to tea what I have a cold. Also, jam. Or preserves for adding to oatmeal. Martha Stewart had a tart recipe where fig halves are cooked in a custard. Other than that, I got nothin’.
Stew some quartered figs with brown sugar, a liqueur of your choice: Amaretto, Frangelico, and a cinnamon stick(some water if exceptionally dry) Cook until liquid is a thick syrup. Chill. Fold into softened vanilla ice cream. Either re-freeze, or serve forthwith.
Mashed figs and peanut butter make a very tasty sandwich. Whole wheat bread recommended.
Yes, fig jam! Unfortunately I rarely have enough ripe figs at once to make a batch, the local squirrels love them so much. They eat half and through the other half on the ground, making a sticky mess. :mad: