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Figs
Fri 2-Oct-09
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raenbow
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I have 3 fig trees in the garden, for the last 2 years I have enjoyed watching them grow beautiful figs, saying I really must do something with them, and then watched them fall to the ground , at which point the chickens have all gone fig-crazy.

Problem is, I'm not a big fan of figs (apart from being partial to a fig biscuit!!) Has anyone got any ideas, as this year they are heaving with fruit, and it seems such a waste. But something that doesn't have that gritty texture that I hate about them? Thanks

Fri 2-Oct-09
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My google-fu tells me that you can make jelly out of figs, but I think that paraffin might mean something different in other parts of the world to my own.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-fig-jelly.htm

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Perhaps you could make a jelly from them?  Simmer in a pan with a bit of water then pop into a jelly bag or tie into a teatowel set over a bowl to drain.  Use the liquid to make a jelly - all the flavour minus the gritty texture...

 

Alternatively you could make your own fruit vinegar by infusing the fruit in either a white spirit vinegar or a sweeter balsamic or wine vinegar.

 

Another idea would be to steam or simmer the fruit and extract the juice as with the jelly then use gelatin to create a fig flavoured Turkish delight...I have done this with elderflowers (a River Cottage recipe) and it works rather well.

Sun 8-Jul-12
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The original query on this thread was in October 2009...

I'll try that again!

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Toffeeapple said:

The original query on this thread was in October 2009...

I know...was a bit late arriving to the party...cheers

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big_laugh Indeed!

I'll try that again!

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