Italian Baking: Figs cake
Recipe Type: Baking, Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8-10
Suitable for a sweet winter snack, this Italian favorite with dried figs and nuts is soft and great with wine or a glass of milk.
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g (3½ oz-½ cup) raw sugar
  • 80 ml (2 ½ fl oz) mild extra virgin olive oil or 100 ml (3½ fl oz) organic cold-pressed sunflower oil
  • 300 g (11 oz) Kamut flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 15 g (½oz) organic baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 200 g (7 oz) dried figs
  • 50 g Nuts of choice, chopped
  1. Beat the egg yolks with sugar and oil.
  2. Add the flour, vanilla, baking powder and mix.
  3. Whip the egg whites until stiff with a pinch of salt and, when ready, gently add them to the dough.
  4. Add dried figs and nuts coarsely chopped.
  5. Oiled and flour a cake pan (or lined with baking paper) and pour the mixture.
  6. Bake at 180°C (350°F/gas 4) for 25-30 minutes.
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