If you follow me on Instagram, you could probably tell I was on a fig roll yesterday morning. I picked up these lovely babies at my local Trader Joe's and went crazy. They were perfectly ripe when I bought them. I was so excited!
I ate them a few different ways yesterday and I will include some instagram pics below. But since they were already ripe, I didn't want the figs to go bad. So, I made a fig jam with half of the basket. And really, it was super easy because they were already so sweet.
For this recipe, be sure that they are ripe so you don't have to add any sweetener to it. Wash the figs thoroughly and cut off the stems. Cut in half and put into the food processor and pulse thoroughly. That's it!! This is sooo good!
I also made a vegan flat bread which we have been eating with our salads and the jam. Super easy to make. I used a little corn flour in this recipe so it tastes a little like corn bread and goes well with the jam.
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar or agave
1 cup garbanzo bean flour
1 cup corn flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup water
In a mixing bowl blend together the dry ingredients. Add the oil and 1 cup of water. Knead by hand, adding more water as necessary to form a sticky ball.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and continue to knead until the dough is soft and smooth. Cover and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Dust the dough lightly with flour and divide into two equal portions and roll or shape each portion into a free form round about 1/4" thick. Place the rounds onto an ungreased baking sheet dusted with cornmeal. Place baking sheet in the upper third of the oven and bake until crusty brown, about 15 minutes.
Cool, cut and serve.
Here are some of my Instagram pics from yesterday morning with figs.
Have a great Sunday!
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