Saturday, July 19, 2008

Figgy Pudding?

Aside from the fact that I always thought it was piggy pudding in that song, I have no clue what figgy pudding is but I wish I did because I have a PLETHORA of figs in my backyard. My fig tree is just about ripe and I don't know what to do with them all!

Last year was the first year we had a "harvest." I made a feeble attempt to make fig preserves. I remember my grandmother used to make them and there was nothing better in the summertime than a piece of bread buttered and toasted in the oven with a pile of figs on top. My preserves, however, could have been shot out of a missile and used to obliterate a small country. Hard as a rock. I still don't know what I did wrong. I really really want some fig preserves. Can anyone clue me in?

But we did find one amazing recipe and I have to pass this along. Andy brought in a basket full of figs earlier today...said the rest of them should be ready for pickin' in a couple of weeks. But he made this incredible appetizer. I lucked out when I went to the store earlier and found blue cheese, Gorgonzola and Roquefort on sale for super cheap. I stock piled. So if you come to dinner at my house anytime in the next 8 months, expect this dish.

I would have taken a picture but I turned around to get my camera and it was all gone and everyone was licking their chops. It's that good.


WendyH said...

JULIE! I will take off your hands any and all unwanted or excess figs you may have.

We had the best and biggest fig tree in Mobile Co. over at our house in Alpine Hills. I am still not over leaving it behind.

Seriously though...I need some figs.

WendyH said...

I can make preserves...I'll tell you how if you share your figs. :)

Also have a wonderful recipe for "Fig-Glazed Quail"...mmmmmm mm! It is so good. You can do it with cornish hens or even chicken or turkey breasts too.

gimme some figs