Happee Monkee

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Doing the Fig Jig

By • Mar 5th, 2010 • Category: Desserts

I look forward to Saturdays. Saturdays are reserved for getting the weekly groceries. Last week  the supermarket had figs on special. Hmmm… Specials. I love Specials, the Chinese in me just can’t help it.

We have been jet-setting in February (which is why it has been so quiet around here lately). So to kick-start things, I’m posting a recipe on, surprise… figs! I have never cooked figs. One of the greatest pleasures of food blogging is to try something that I’ve never used before and this is such a opportunity.

I was tossing up between fig clafoutis and double chocolate fig slice but couldn’t decide. Instead of fighting over the two, I devoted my Friday afternoon to making both. Unfortunately my clafoutis volcano-ed and is quite un-bloggable so I’m glad that there is a backup.

Double Chocolate Fig Slice ( serves 8 )
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Ingredients

  • 200g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 150g butter, cubed
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 250g fresh figs, finely chopped
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line base and sides of 4.5cm-deep, 18cm (base) square cake pan with baking paper, leaving a 2cm overhang on 2 sides.
  2. Place chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl. Put the bowl over a pot of hot water, be sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the hot water. Stir the chocolate mix constantly until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir egg and fig into chocolate mixture.
  4. Sift flour and cocoa over mixture. Stir until well combined.
  5. Spread chocolate mixture into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out slightly sticky. Slice should be set and have a crust, but still be a little soft inside.
  7. To serve, heat in the microwave on Medium for 1 to 2 minutes. Serve with whipped cream.

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