Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fig Cupcakes





Yes I know, I keep publishing cupcakes, but hey, I love them!! And this idea works so well I really wanted to share it! The fact is that the figs of the old tree up our driveway are always too small to make an "impression". They are nice, but never big and juicy and even if they get that way (the ones on the top branches that get all the sun) the birds get to them, not me! So I usually cook them in a cake, but this idea is prettier! Make you favourite vanilla cupcake batter (I use this one - but without the pine nuts), and then fill the cupcake cases only half way up. Insert a whole (small and firm) washed fig in each one and the bake. At the end you can just sprinkle with icing sugar. I can assure you that you will be pleased!



Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©


25 comments:

  1. I love your cupcakes look delicious and love figs; still I cant find figs, love them:)

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  2. Un connubio perfetto! Da far venire l'acquolina in bocca!!!

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  3. Fresh figs! Wow! Your cupcakes looks delightful!

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  4. I love the idea of them in cupcakes and they look so cute too

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  5. Lovely way to make use of smaller sized figs. They're such sexy fruit aren't they? They make any dish or baking look good! Of maybe it's just me... ;-)

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    1. I miss figs from Italy though, always so big and with a very think skin, both the green and the purple ones... and sweet... so much sweeter than here. It must be the climate and soil!

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  6. This is a lovely idea, Alessandra. It is difficult to find fresh figs here, but nothing is impossible and I'll hunt them down. I hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

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    1. I will experiment with other fruit, I did cherries, (whole, with the stalk) but it is a pity that there is a stone, Cape gooseberries are good too but small (a bit like using other berries) while figs work so well, and even if I forgot to take a photo of the cupcakes open, you can imagine when you bite into them the centre is lovely and red!

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  7. I love fresh figs!Fantastic cupcakes,dear!

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  8. mmmmmm Ale sono davvero favolosiiiiii!!baci,imma

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  9. Mamma che voglia di fichi!!!

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  10. So darling...plus I bet they taste amazing.
    I have a question for you about your cookbooks...do you take all the images?
    They are amazing. xoxoxo

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    1. For all my books and magazines and work I use a photographer, I work with several, if there is a photo by a photographer (like in the page 'Magazine') I always cite the name of the photographer. The rest here on the blog are just snap shots :-).

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  11. In genere mi piacciono molto i cupcakes per le loro decorazioni ma non riuscirei mai o quasi a mangiarli con tanta pasta di zucchero o creme pesanti. Questi invece potrei farli sparire molto velocemente. In più adoro i fichi freschi :) Golosi e delicati. Un bacione

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    1. Vero, questi non hanno bisogno di decorazioni!

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  12. Gosh, these are simply divine, Alessandra! I am now on a hunt for fresh figs.

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  13. piccoli frutti che diventano importanti e belli!!

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  14. Love these little cupcakes, Alessandra. I am mad for figs at the moment too - I am raiding my neighbours tree, which has nice fruit (but not as good as the beautiful figs I had in Greece last year - just don't think it gets hot enough here). There is still enough fruit on the tree for me to try these cupcakes.

    Sue xo

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  15. What a wonderful idea. I shall definitely look forward to try these next year with my fig tree crop.

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