“We all like figgy pudding…” so the Christmas carol goes. Figs have featured at Christmas time for thousands of years, but have perhaps been neglected in recent times.
So, let’s bring back figs with all their excellent digestive and antioxidant properties and make them a feature this Christmas.
What better way to start than with St. Dalfour Fig Royale fruit spread on hot buttery toast? But that is just the beginning of the festive fig fun. Our Fig Royale preserve can be used in a plethora of dishes that will really enhance your festive fare this year.
In celebration of the fig, we have created a delicious new recipe that is perfect for cold wintery months – Fig & Ginger Spiced Cake. This cake is sure to warm your heart and would make a lovely alternative to the traditional Christmas Cake.
When it’s cold outside and you are busy wrapping presents, a toasted sandwich is a quick and easy lunchtime snack. Try St. Dalfour Fig Royale and smoked gouda. The sweetness of the figs is the perfect balance for the smokiness of the cheese. Or how about a baked camembert with crusty bread – just add a large spoonful of Fig Royale.
If you are making your won Christmas stuffing this year add a swirl of Fig to the mix, or use some as a delicious glaze on your Christmas ham.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a large cheeseboard, and figs go exceptionally well with all sorts of cheeses. The mellow sweetness and honey-like quality of Fig Royale fruit spread is the perfect counterbalance to the tanginess of a goat’s cheese or the earthiness of stilton. So, take a look at our Fig-ure It Out blog for some excellent ways to use figs with cheese.
Once we get to Boxing Day, how about rustling up our tasty Fig and Pistachio Peshwari Naan to go with your Boxing Day turkey curry. They are sure to go down a treat with your guests.
With our Festive Fig ideas, you can see we have Christmas all wrapped up this year.