Recipe of the month : Fig Crumble Dessert !! [fr]

This month, the Consulate’s Chef teaches us how to cook the Fig Crumble Dessert that would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving dinner.

Hello everyone !!

I am very happy to see you here again this November !! I hope that you had a wonderful Halloween and that you wore your best costumes !! The temperature is getting cooler and yes, unfortunately, the winter that every New Yorker fears and dreads is getting closer !! However, Winter also brings with it many delightful end of the year festivities, starting with Thanksgiving, a true festival of treats and wonderful meats !!

As you well know, Thanksgiving dinner usually includes turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin or pecan pie for desert. But this year, I would like to suggest that we try something different, since you all know the pumpkin and pecan pie so well. To add some novelty to this great dinner, I suggest we try a fig crumble desert for desert.

For 4 persons:

  • 700 grams of fresh figs
  • 260 grams of wheat flour
  • 130 grams of sugar
  • 210 grams of butter
  • 18 cl of honey
  • 100 grams of oatmeal
  • I tablespoon of cider vinegar
  • 20 grams of salt
  • 20 grams of potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Preparing the sweet crust :

1. Pour 160 g of flour in a bowl, add 110 g of butter, 10 g of salt, 30 g of sugar and in the center, 20 g of cold water and the vinegar. Meld together with your fingers, roll the dough into a ball and leave to rest for 30 minutes somewhere cool.

Preparing the Figs:

2. Cut the figs into pieces , put them in a pan, add the honey, the lemon juice, the potato starch, and the remaining salt. Place the mixture over low to medium heat, stir and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.

Baking the pie crust:

3. Pre-heat the oven to 180 °C (356° F). Spread the dough, and fill in a round pie pan 25cms wide. Spread the fig compote over it.

Preparing the Crumble :

4. In a bowl, quickly combine the flour, butter and remaining sugar with your fingers. Incorporate the oatmeal and pour over the fig mixture. Bake for 50 minutes. Enjoy your crumble warm or cold.

With this little sentences from Mr Joyce Giraud, I wish you all a delicious meal and hope to see you soon.

«Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year, because it reminds us to be thankful and to count our blessings. When we realize how lucky we are to enjoy the things that we have, many of the proble,s that we complain about seem less important.”


Last modified on 05/11/2018

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