Monday, 25 March 2013

A new discovery

So it's been a while since my last post- a pretty awful long time. Moving to a new city and studying again can do that to you. My new city you ask? Is Auckland... a city which I am really excited about. There is so much on offer here. Including the French Farmers Market at La Cigale, Parnell. On Sunday I picked up some figs! Something you'd rarely see in the colder Christchurch climate. With contemplation about what I'd make..

A fig and almond tart it was, courtesy of Donna Hay.
I left them on the counter for a day... bad move! Make sure to store them in the fridge.

Makes 2

1 block store-bought puff pastry, thawed and halved
75g butter, melted
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup plain flour, sifted
7 figs, quartered
1/3 cup caster sugar, extra

Preheat oven to 200C.
Roll out pastry halves into long rectangles. Place on baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper or silicone parchment.

Using a small, sharp knife score a 1cm border around each sheet.
Place the butter, sugar, eggs, ground almonds and flour in a bowl and mix well to combine.
Spread half the mixture over each pastry sheet.
Place the figs and extra sugar in a bowl and toss gently to coat.
Top the pastry with the figs and bake for 20-25 minutes or until puffed and golden.


  1. mmmm did you find any other good fig recipes? our tree is covered and im looking for ideas before the bats, crows and homeless lady steal them all!

    1. Hi Nicky! I just did a Google of recipes but these sites provide some great ideas..
      Maybe the homeless lady would like some tart? ;)