Christmas Time, happiness and joy; cold, rain and snow but rest sitting by the fireplace. Lot of food on the dinner table and this year a wedding too. What a lovely time to getting married!
Our theme for the last round of Cucina Conversations of 2017 is about Christmas, naturally!
I’ve chosen one of the typical dishes of our southern Italian Christmas, Fichi Secchi Ripieni. Sun-dried stuffed figs. The ingredients of the filling are very common in our Christmas tradition.
Walnuts, figs, chocolate, coffee powder, honey and raisin are found almost always in our Christmas sweets. According to your taste. For my stuffed figs I’ve chosen a simple filling made by walnut, powdered sugar and dark chocolate, as I like tasting the pure sun-dried figs flavor.
Carmen – The Heirloom Chronicles could easily confirm this state. Her contribute to Christmas Cucina Conversations is a common Sicilian sweet called Ciascuni, in which filling you can find figs, walnut, vin cotto or honey, encased in a thin pastry.
Rosemarie – Turinmamma – Spatzle e Panna Cotta topped with a fruit gelee
Flavia- Flavia’s Flavor – Struffoli also known in Calabria as Pignolata, is another very common Christmas sweet, particularly loved by children.
Francesca – Pancakes and Biscotti – Cioccolata calda
Daniela – La Dani Gourmet – Torrone Morbido
Lisa – Italian Kiwi – Risotto al Prosecco
And naturally me – Fichi Secchi Ripieni
Sun-dried figs ( the count is one each)
walnuts (one each fig)
dark chocolate grated
If you don’t have sun-dried your figs (like me) you can easily find them in the supermarket. They are sold in their whole shape. Cut them in two half and fill one half with a whole walnut kernel, the grated vanilla beans and some grated chocolate too. Close them together.
Pre heat the oven at 180° C. Place figs in a baking tin covered by baking paper.
Bake for 10 minutes. As soon as they cool sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve at the end of your Christmas’eve dinner with an excellent glass of Prosecco and a big slice of your favorite Pandoro. 🙂
Thanks to all of my fellow bloggers and friends that have been following me during this year.
Happy Christmas from Marmellatadicipolle.it
Lots of adventures are waiting for me. Stay tuned… See you in 2018!
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