It’s official! Autumn is here! Waking up during the weekend, I found the backyard strewn with quite a lot of these…
they have had a very short span of life this year indeed. The sun seems to be straining to heat this part of the world. The autumnal chill has been in the air for quite some time now. Not that I’m complaining… for every season has it’s own beauty. So now, I’m really looking forward to the ’season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, as Keats would have said.
Fig is an autumn harvest, so, on the kitchen front, mine was filled with the aroma of these soft and sticky figgy cookie sandwiches. The cookies were soft to the bite, which can be had on their own or in the manner of these sandwiches…either way, delicious. Not to forget, the happy crackling ( due to the seeds) that accompanies figs.
2C dried figs, chopped
1 tblsp honey
1/4 C water
2-3 tblsp olive oil
1 and 1/2 C milk
1 C plain flour
1/3 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
- In a bowl, place the figs, water, honey and oil.
- Cover lightly and microwave the above for 4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Mix the baking powder and baking soda to the flour.
- Pre-heat the oven at 160 deg cel.
- Grease a baking tray.
- Add the fig mixture and the flour mixture to a blender along with the milk and bring everything together in one smooth mix.
- Place small tspn fulls on the greased baking tray, a little apart from each other.
- Bake in the centre of the pre-heated oven for 16-18 minutes.
- Remove the tray from the oven and flatten them with the palm of your hand. Be careful, we don’t want any burns here
- Return the tray to the oven and bake for a further 16-18 minutes.
- Remove the tray from the oven and leave the cookies in the tray for a couple of minutes.
- Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before storing in air-tight containers.
- Scoop the seeds of 3-4 dried figs and place to a bowl along with 100 gms of white chocolate.
- Microwave the above till the chocolate melts.
- Add 2 tblsps of butter, and make a nice smooth paste.
- Place little dollops of this mixture on a the flattened side of a cookie and place that of another cookie on top. This filling is enough for 10 cookie sandwiches