Posts Tagged ‘fig’

Fig, Goat Cheese & Thyme Shortbreads

In breakfast, cookie, fruit, nuts on December 16, 2010 at 16:20

Week 42 | 12.16.2010

Wow, what an incredible outcome. This is an involved, multi-step pastry but much of it can be prepared in steps ahead of time. Figgy jam poached in wine and spices, sweetened goat cheese layer, herb-citrus shortbread and a nutty crumble topping. Too much? You might think so until taking a bite, and then another, and perhaps a tiny slice more.

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Buckwheat Scones & Fig Jam

In breakfast, fruit on October 27, 2010 at 11:21

Week 36 | 10.27.2010

I just made a batch of fig jam and it is delicious. It’s almost too good to use in something more elaborate than over toasted levain, or eaten by the spoonful. This jam is ideal, made with poached dried figs (rather than scullying up perfectly delicious fresh ones) and finished with a few knobs of salty butter.

I came across this recipe for this hearty fig and buckwheat scone a long while back. Finally my pantry is stocked, the weather is right, and I’m in the mood to bake up a few batches for you to enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »