The fig pastries of Delices and Gourmandises
These fig pastries from Delices and Gourmandises are delicate little cakes filled with fig paste and coated with sugar glazing. You can order them on your website, paying by credit card will speed up the process of your order so your pastries will be home delivered within 2 days. If you want to bake your own fig pastries, here is the recipe to help you.
Ingredients for about 25 fig pastries
– 250g or two full cups all-purpose flour
– 75g demerara sugar
– 80g softened unsalted butter + one teaspoon for the fig paste
– 100g honey + one teaspoon for the fig paste
– 1 egg
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
– 1 teaspoon ginger powder (facultative)
– 150g dried figs
– 50g icing sugar
– The juice of one citrus
How to make the fig pastries of Delices and Gourmandises?
Warm the honey and the sugar in which you added some water. As soon as it begins to boil, remove from the heat and add the butter. Let cool.
Mix the flour and the lukewarm mixture in a bowl and beat softly until the dough become supple and smooth. When the dough is totally cooled, add the egg, the cinnamon and the ginger. Form a ball with the dough, wrap it in a clingfilm and let it cool for 6 hours in the fridge (all night would be best).
Prepare the fig paste. Mix well the figs with the teaspoon of butter and the teaspoon of honey. Set aside.
Take the dough out of the fridge. Roll a little ball of fig paste and wrap it in a piece of dough. Close it well forming a little tip.
Preheat oven at 160°C for 15 minutes. Line your baking sheet with parchment. Cook the pastries for 15 minutes.
Mix the citrus juice with the icing sugar. Wait for the pastries to perfectly cool and pour the mixture on them from the tip.
How to serve the fig pastries by Delices and Gourmandises ?
These fig pastries are best served for tea-time with fresh milk or fresh fruit juice. You can also taste them with hot beverage as coffee or flavored tea. If taken as dessert, accompany them with soft pink or white wine. You can find several wines too in Delices and Gourmandises French wine selection.