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Posted by: jayney-O (Guest), Friday, April 20, 2007, 9:31pm
I found a spanish fig cake at WF and bought it. It was called something like mitita, or mitica......ok, so it was so good. My DH said, oh, its OK....but to me its awesome!  Only has figs, hazelnuts, marcona almonds, and is compressed. I sliced it like bread and thought about a heavy cake as I ate it.  It is not sweetened. can you eat too many figs?  that was last night , so far, so good.
Maybe Janet is familiar with this.....
Posted by: mikeo, Friday, April 20, 2007, 9:38pm; Reply: 1
yum
Posted by: Poly, Friday, April 20, 2007, 9:57pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from jayney-O
can you eat too many figs?  ....


Dried figs are used as a laxative, so if you eat too many, no harm done - they'll quickly get rid of themselves! ;D

Seriously, though. They can cause stomach cramps if eaten in too big ammounts, amd they DO comntain a lot of sugar (it's still dried figs I'm talking about) so...

Sounds delicious, though, your Spanish cake. I tried to bake one with figs and dades once - it weighed a ton and half a slice was more then enough, but the taste was great. I LOVE dried dades and figs. :P

Posted by: Lola, Friday, April 20, 2007, 9:59pm; Reply: 3
sounds a bit like this recipe someone posted once
Quoted Text
bars
throw some dates and other dried fruit (raisins, apples, pineapple,
mango, goji berries, whatever) in a processor. Then add in some
nuts (pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds, pecans, whatever).
Additional flavour, like ginger or cinnamon are up to you. Shape
them into bars and either dehydrate for a while, or bake on low
for an hour or two. Kinda high in sugar because of
all the fruit (and dates...)
Posted by: Lisalea, Friday, April 20, 2007, 10:32pm; Reply: 4
WOW, that sounds so delicious !!! :o


I googled it and came up with so many delightful sites and an interesting and simple recipe ;)

Spanish Fig Cake with Manchego
Dried figs are pressed with almonds, cinnamon, anise, sesame seeds, and a little liquor to make a singularly delicious "cake". Traditional in Spain, a thin slice of fig cake topped with a sliver of Manchego, Spain's famed sheep's milk cheese, and a glass of sherry, make an unusual and delightful ending to a hearty meal or a great snack. The Fig Cakes are presented in a handwoven basket made by the local women. Old world charm! We are combining a 2 lb Fig Cake with 1 lb of Manchego;) :P ;D

We gotta watch out for the avoids though  ::) :'( >:( :X :-/

http://www.gildedfork.com/recipes/sept06/pan-de-higo.html

Cheers  ;D
Posted by: jayney-O (Guest), Friday, April 20, 2007, 10:35pm; Reply: 5
Oh, wow...a world of yummy fig cakes! Lola, that recipe sounds great...and hey, I love manchego.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, April 20, 2007, 10:40pm; Reply: 6
these type of dried fruit preserves are called ATE down here, also eaten with a slice of cheese.

guava is very popular.
Posted by: Janet, Saturday, April 21, 2007, 8:32pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from jayney-O
I found a spanish fig cake at WF and bought it. It was called something like mitita, or mitica......ok, so it was so good. My DH said, oh, its OK....but to me its awesome!  Only has figs, hazelnuts, marcona almonds, and is compressed. I sliced it like bread and thought about a heavy cake as I ate it.  It is not sweetened. can you eat too many figs?  that was last night , so far, so good.
Maybe Janet is familiar with this.....


NO...Jayney...yuck, yuck and double yuck!! :X
We have figs everywhere here...along the lane there are figs just for the picking but I can't stand them in any shape or form... :X
So glad you had my share....yuck again!! ;D
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, April 22, 2007, 2:13am; Reply: 8
Quoted from janet
NO...Jayney...yuck, yuck and double yuck!! :X
We have figs everywhere here...along the lane there are figs just for the picking but I can't stand them in any shape or form... :X
So glad you had my share....yuck again!! ;D

What is it with A's and figs?  ??) My wife can't stand them either...  I think it is a textural issue with my wife, since she doesn't care for any soft or "mushy" fruits...  She wants her fruit to snap when she bites it...  More for me that way!!! ;D

Posted by: OSuzanna, Sunday, April 22, 2007, 6:24pm; Reply: 9
the fig cake reminds me of fruitcake...
and ABJoe, texture doesn't stop me trying anything, only taste keeps me from going back for seconds! :P ;D
Posted by: Janet, Monday, April 23, 2007, 7:17am; Reply: 10
Quoted from ABJoe

What is it with A's and figs?  ??) My wife can't stand them either...  I think it is a textural issue with my wife, since she doesn't care for any soft or "mushy" fruits...  She wants her fruit to snap when she bites it...  More for me that way!!! ;D


ABJoe...you could be right re As and figs...but for me I think it's all those seeds ??)
I just love other soft fruit, especially, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots etc.
But pears have to be real crisp...can't stand mushy pears...another yuck!! :P

Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, April 23, 2007, 7:38am; Reply: 11
ooo sounds yummiciolous...cake ;)...but figues...hmmm :-/ not so my thing ::) but Manchego, I have this cheese as one of my faves in my frige ;D....haa..I'll go for dried apricots and apricot liqueur ;) ;D
will tell you how it works.....

fresh figues are a fine thing...I guess because of my nonniehood, dried are really too sweet.....:-/ ??)
Posted by: Lisalea, Monday, April 23, 2007, 12:52pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from ISA-MANUELA
ooo sounds yummiciolous...cake ;)...but figues...hmmm :-/ not so my thing ::) but Manchego, I have this cheese as one of my faves in my frige ;D....haa..I'll go for dried apricots and apricot liqueur ;) ;D
will tell you how it works.....

fresh figues are a fine thing...I guess because of my nonniehood, dried are really too sweet.....:-/ ??)


Ooooooooo I absolutely love dried figs !!!:P
however, the fresh ones r exquisite too  ;D :)
Yum yum
Posted by: Olerica, Monday, April 23, 2007, 3:56pm; Reply: 13
Are you kidding?  I LOVE FIGS!  There's a wonderful little Greek restaurant here in Minneapolis that has fresh figs in a reduced wine sauce, fragrant with cinnamon, clove and lemon peel.  I'm swooning just thinking about it!

FIGS!!!!
Posted by: Alia Vo, Monday, April 23, 2007, 9:24pm; Reply: 14
The fig cake sounds good and very rich.  A small slice could likely satisfy one's sweet tooth.  

Combining the cake with a protein or dairy source such as cheese, creme fraiche, yogurt, or nut butter might offer less sugar spikes if one is sensitive to dried fruits.

Alia
Posted by: Brighid45, Monday, April 23, 2007, 10:26pm; Reply: 15
Oh, that fig cake sounds heavenly, especially with the manchego! Thanks for the recipe ideas and the site, everyone :)

I keep a container of dried figs in my locker at work. If coworkers are bringing in candy and cake and other avoids to share, I'll pop one or two figs and my sweet tooth is more than satisfied. I also like to chop them up and dust them with cocoa powder, then put them in homemade trail mix. Yum!
Posted by: italybound, Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 10:04pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from Olerica
Are you kidding?  I LOVE FIGS!  There's a wonderful little Greek restaurant here in Minneapolis that has fresh figs in a reduced wine sauce, fragrant with cinnamon, clove and lemon peel.  I'm swooning just thinking about it!


Me too!!!  I LOVE fresh figs.........the dried I can live w/o.  Once and only once (but last summer was the first time I had them or maybe the summer before) did I find a nice ripe fig that was dark purple inside. It was so heavenly!!  Hope some day I find another. Will have to try this Manchego cheese unless it's goat cheese.  :X  
Posted by: Olerica, Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 10:07pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from pkarmeier


Me too!!!  I LOVE fresh figs.........the dried I can live w/o.  Once and only once (but last summer was the first time I had them or maybe the summer before) did I find a nice ripe fig that was dark purple inside. It was so heavenly!!  Hope some day I find another. Will have to try this Manchego cheese unless it's goat cheese.  :X  


Italy Bound -
I think that it's a sheep milk cheese, very similar to a combination of swiss and parmessian.  I hope that sounds good to you, because it's a MUST TRY!!

Have you ever had strawberry jam figs?  Don't know what they are really called, but fresh and ripe, they are all strawberry jammy looking inside.  Yummy!
Posted by: italybound, Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 10:26pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Olerica
Italy Bound -
I think that it's a sheep milk cheese, very similar to a combination of swiss and parmessian.  I hope that sounds good to you, because it's a MUST TRY!!

Have you ever had strawberry jam figs?  Don't know what they are really called, but fresh and ripe, they are all strawberry jammy looking inside.  Yummy!


The cheese sounds good and on the strawberry jam figs..........don't know that I've every had those, but I could see how the ones I've had might be called that. Even when I was trying to stay away from fruit, I couldnt leave those alone.  ::) ;) ;D
Posted by: jayney-O (Guest), Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 10:46pm; Reply: 19
yes, Italybound, try the manchego....yum.
I have had a few wonderful figs raw....I ordered a tree last year from a garden website, called Peter's Honey Fig, and its now happily growing in my backyard....I'll let ya know if it lives up to its name, figlovers!
Posted by: Lisalea, Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 12:30am; Reply: 20
Quoted from Alia_Vo
The fig cake sounds good and very rich.  A small slice could likely satisfy one's sweet tooth.  

Combining the cake with a protein or dairy source such as cheese, creme fraiche, yogurt, or nut butter might offer less sugar spikes if one is sensitive to dried fruits.

Alia


I agree  ... actually eating yogurt with anything that is sweet is great since it helps with digestion  ;)
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 3:06am; Reply: 21
Quoted from Olerica


Italy Bound -
I think that it's a sheep milk cheese, very similar to a combination of swiss and parmessian.  I hope that sounds good to you, because it's a MUST TRY!!

Have you ever had strawberry jam figs?  Don't know what they are really called, but fresh and ripe, they are all strawberry jammy looking inside.  Yummy!

That is what the figs look like that grow on my tree...  It was a volunteer tree given to me by my neighbor.  Figs are usually dark on the outside with pink/strawberry flesh with the white/tan seeds.  occasionally green or turning brownish when ripe.

Very yummy...  I just have too many to eat them all!

Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 3:09am; Reply: 22
make some fig leather if you have a dehydrator!
Posted by: Lisalea, Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 3:12am; Reply: 23
Quoted from ABJoe

That is what the figs look like that grow on my tree...  It was a volunteer tree given to me by my neighbor.  Figs are usually dark on the outside with pink/strawberry flesh with the white/tan seeds.  occasionally green or turning brownish when ripe.

Very yummy...  I just have too many to eat them all!



If only I was ur neighbor, I would most definately help u eat them all !!!

;D ;) :)
Posted by: Laura P, Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 4:16am; Reply: 24
Send me some figs guys I love figs, I am partial to fresh black mission.......fig season is on the way, can't wait!!
Posted by: Ben_Lamers (Guest), Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 7:01pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from lkpetrolino
Send me some figs guys I love figs, I am partial to fresh black mission.......fig season is on the way, can't wait!!


i like the turkish figs! that is dried. i havnt tried any figs not dried yet!
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