Louisiana Figs and Fig Cakes

Thursday Food Post!! Louisiana Figs 

 

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Figs are one of the most widely planted fruit trees in home landscapes in Louisiana. With little care, they will produce crops of juicy, sweet figs every July. The fig, Ficus carica, is native to Asia Minor and is thought to be one of the earliest fruit trees cultivated by humans.

It’s all about figs – my Dad is 87 years old and when the figs come in -he cleans,cut and preserves quarts of figs. Usually the ripen around July 4th holiday and last only a short time. Every year he says -this is my last year – but people start asking for them and he starts making preserves to give away. But some fogs finds themselves in other places :

 

One of my  favorite things to make:

 

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Fig Cake

  • 1 quart Raw Figs /blended
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 t  baking powder
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t soda
  • 1 T  vinegar
  • 2 C Pecans /chopped
  • 3 Egg
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 2 1/2 C Flour

 

Cream shortening add eggs,sugar ,figs and mix together . Alternate milk,vinegar with dry ingredients  with liquid – Mix well. Pour into greased Bundt pan. Bake at 375 for 1 hour.    Lisa 

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