Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fig Fun Week-End!

And so this is the Week-end! Got it? Weekend!... Oh well, never mind...

Thank you everybody who stopped by during the last days! You really made my week a fun figtastic one! I just love the word figtastic!

Let's recapitulate: We started the week with some really nice Spiced cookie wrapped figs, on Tuesday we indulged in a Fresh fig chocolate candy bar*, to lighten things up we then had a Fig & cream cheese tartelette, Thursday brought us a Fig & anise jam and finally yesterday we closed it with the most amazing Fig, white chocolate and peanut butter iced mousse!

* As so many of you asked about my chocolate candy bar mould, here's the link from where I got it.

But I wasn't the only one going fig crazy here! During this last week I saw fig recipes popping arround everywhere. Here are my fig-findings and others that some of you were kind enough to send my way! Hope you find this helpful when you find yourself with a bag full of figs and don't know what to do with them. I'm sure that a bag won't be enough for all these delicious creations!

Although I've only provided you with sweets, figs are very popular to use in SALADS or in STARTERS. Just look at this:

Are you still hungry? Ok, let's move on to the MAIN DISHES, shall we?

I know you saved room for DESSERT! But a room won't be enough, you should have saved a whole house!

  • Let's start with my virtual PT Adam that joined me in the fig fun by making this Fig thumbprint sugar cookies. Thumbs up Adam! You gotta like a guy that bakes, even if he uses Dynamite!

  • I loved seeing Jude's Pan de higo (Spanish fig cake), it's not your tipical cake but it's very popular in Spain and Portugal, specially around Christmas. Hers, found at Apple Pie, Patis & PatĂȘ, look really great!

Have you seen the great recipes all this people made?! Maybe I'll do this kind of thing every season with a different fruit, what do you think?

But now, I'm so done with figs! Enough with them for a long time! From tomorrow I'll have Fig-free normal posts!

I'm pretty sure you won't see a fig here any time soon!

GO AWAY!!!!!

Sorry about that...

19 comments:

Kim said...

I am so happy to find this post as Figs are my all time favorite fruit in the world. Bookmarking the post so I can take time to see what everyone has done. FYI, I made Fig Ice Cream last night and going to make peanut brittle this am to crumble on top, can't wait to try the combo and will slowly savor every bite. Thanks for your hard work on Figs!

VeggieGirl said...

GREAT re-cap!! Love all the figgy goodness :0) And oh my, that fig cartoon is too funny, haha!! :0D

Dee said...

Thanks for rounding up a figging excellent week on such a generous note! By the way, I just saw another gorgeous fig cake from Snooky Doodle's site.

Jaime said...

i've never had fresh figs before! crazy huh?

Leslie said...

Who knew figs were sooo popular?
Veryones looks wonderful as well as all of your goodies!

Kristen said...

You went crazy with the figs. So much fun! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the picture at the bottom. It's so cute! Talking figs!

noble pig said...

Wow this was fig-abulous!

Katrina said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Alexa said...

Clumbsy Cookie,
This Fig week was so much fun and inspiring... I enjoyed seeing all the great ways you came up to use up those yummy figs. Can't wait to see the next food item you feature. :-)

Katrina said...

I found a place in our little town that has figs! BUT they were out of them and should have more in Mon or Tues. Cool!

Adam said...

Thanks for the roundup and recap. I saw figs all over the blogs too, you just brought out the figiness in all of us :) What's the next 2kg of stolen treats for us? You would love a white chocolate week, right :)

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Fig week was a good week indeed. It was fun to see the variety of recipes you came up with for these tasty fruits. I'll try to get some of my own up in the coming month or two...and see if I can make a fig-lover of my wife in the process. ;-)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

You are too funny! :)

I loved this post! :) FIGS RULE!!!

You will be happy to know I also incorporated figs into the Daring Baker's challenge this month! :)

farida said...

I love figs a lot! You can´t go wrong with them:::

Jude said...

Very cool roundup. Looks like you cleared out the fig counter at all your local stores.

Judy said...

Thanks for all the fig recipes. We'll be busy for a while, for sure.

hot garlic said...

I've been seeing figs EVERYWHERE! It's figtastic {I love it too!}! Am I the only one without a recipe posted?!

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Figs are great - who ever said "I don't give a fig" never made as many super things as you did!