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08-14-2005, 09:11 PM
fresh figs are in season here in the south, anyone have any tasty ideas?
also, any one know how long Alissa's creamy italien dressing lasts? I have been out of town and it has been two weeks since I made it and was wondering if it was still good.
I love figs. They are good the way they are. Or make raw newtons.
Make a basic almond piecrust for the dough. 2 cups almonds that have been soaked, maybe 1 1/2 c. before soaking. Drain and blenderize till the consistency of flour dough. Mash out flat on a rectangular piece of parchment paper or clear plastic.
Blenderize the fresh figs. Spread on 1/2 of the dough. Pick up the dough that is plain and fold it over the filling. Refrigerate, cut, and eat. Or dehydrate before eating.
I don't sweeten fruits because they are already sweet enough to me. Some people do like to add a small amount of honey or agave. It's up to you, make it your way.
08-14-2005, 10:30 PM
I believe Alissa uses figs in her chocolate cake, which I hear is really wonderful (haven't tried it myself, because I am not fond of figs)
RP just reminded me of something hubby got from Wild Oats the last time we were in Miami. It was a piece of pressed fig and walnut cake. It was real good. What we got was a wedge about 1 inch wide on the thick end and maybe 4 inches long.
I would say it was made by blenderizing the figs, mixing with chopped walnuts, and pressed into an oiled pan. Possibly turned out and dried. I remember reading that the Israelites ate them thousands of years ago.
08-15-2005, 09:57 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE figs :D !!!!
I prefer them naked and fresh ;)
08-15-2005, 10:16 AM
Can you post the recipe, Im waiting to get the book, but not before Sept.
08-15-2005, 10:21 AM
I love figs. They are good the way they are.Teri S
Ok, dumb question!
How do you eat fresh figs? I have never eaten one except in a Fig Newton! Do you peel them? How do you choose a ripe one? There is a ton of them at the fruit market I shop at.
08-17-2005, 03:12 PM
Anyone have an answer to the silly question above? I'm going to the fruit market tonight.
08-21-2005, 10:56 PM
you just bite right into them like an apple! but you can eat the whole thing.
08-22-2005, 07:32 PM
meganthevegan has it right! Just bite into them. No need to peel. They are a wonderful dessert!
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