first half of December. And before I realise, the New Year will be here. Time surely flies. Few days with my family was very relaxing. Enjoyed to the hilt, especially the shopping with my sister. Only two of us went and shopped till both of us could not carry any more.
I wanted to make this post just before I left, but couldn't. After the jam with fresh figs, my next was to bake with them. On searching the net, I came across various baking recipes and decided to go for the Italian fig cookies recipe. Do drop by the site to see the orginal recipe and the ingredient substitutions given. I have made few changes to the recipe. Here it is
- All purpose flour/Maida - 1 cup
- Wheat flour/Atta - 1 cup
- Sugar - 1 cup
- Oil - 1/2 cup
- Milk- 1/3 cup
- Baking soda - 1 tspn
- Baking powder - 1 tspn
- Salt - 1/2 tspn
- Powdered cloves - 1/2 tspn
- Fresh figs, chopped - 1 cup
- Almonds, chopped - 1/2 cup
Cream oil and sugar. Add milk to it.
Sieve both flours, salt, baking soda, baking powder into a bowl. Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet mix. Mix in the figs and nuts.
Drop tablespoonfuls to a greased cookie sheet. Don't get tempted to spread the dough. It spread on its own. Leave enough space for it to spread.
Bake at 175 C for 25 minutes, till the top turns golden brown. This measurement yields 24 nos. The cookies with fresh figs had a crisp crust with a moist inside. I cannot say about the shelf life beyond three days, since it was all gone by then.