Our short fig recipe

If you can find fresh figs, especially white ones, you will love this quick recipe. Otherwise, you can replace it with dried figs, remove the brown sugar from the stuffing. In winter, fresh figs are less nutritious than most fruits (providing less than 70 calories per 100 g compared to about 90 for other fruits). Then, in its dry form, it has a lot of calories (250 calories per 100 g) but it contains fiber, which is good for digestion, and vegetable protein. Finally, it has powerful antioxidant properties. Lots of reasons to use, unlimited, all year round.

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 1 hour

Price / per. : € 1/shortbread

Ingredients for 6 to 8 people

For flour

• 200 g flour

• 50 g ground almonds

• 60 g brown sugar

• 50 g rapeseed oil (4 to 5 tbsp)

• 1 egg

• 1C. c. yeast

• Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated

• 2 tbsp. to s. water

• 1C. to s. orange blossom water

For items:

• 250 g of fresh white figs

• 50 g brown sugar

• 1C. to s. orange blossom water

• 1C. to s. a pile of corn

• 4 pinches of thyme

Secret steps

1. Fig compote

Cut the figs in 2 and mix with orange blossom juice and sugar.

Cook this mixture in a small cup with thyme for 10 minutes, stirring continuously.

Remove from heat and add starch to dissolve 1 spoonful of cold water. Mix and return to heat for 5 minutes, stirring.

Allow to cool.

2. Short milk

Gather the flour, baking powder, lemon zest, ground almonds, sugar then mix and add the white of the egg (save the yolk for gilding), oil, water and orange juice.

Make a ball and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. Drawing

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper in a rectangle about 30 x 35 cm.

Remove the paper from the top and spread the compote on half of the dough, fold the other half.

Beat the surface with egg yolk diluted with 1 tbsp. tsp water. Score the top with the tip of a knife.

4. Cooking

Bake for 20 minutes on a baking sheet, keeping the paper aside.

Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

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