Fig «Cheese»

Serves 8

  • 250 grs of dry figs ;
  • 250 grs of almonds ;
  • 250 grs of sugar ;
  • 25 grs of powdered chocolate ;
  • 5 grs of cinnamon ;
  • 1,5 grs of anise ;
  • 1,5 dl of water ;
  • half a lemon peel scrapings ;
  • granulated sugar to taste


Roast the figs and the almonds. Grind them separately.
Put the water, sugar, cinnamon, lemon peel scrapings, anise and chocolate in a pan.
Heat until the mixture separates when the bottom of the pan is scrapped by a spoon.
Add the ground almonds, stir constantly and let it boil for five minutes.
Then add the ground figs, continuing to stir and let the mixture boil another five minutes.
Separately, sprinkle a shallow pan with granulated sugar, pour the mixture into it and let it cool.
Once it is cold, mould one or several «cheeses».

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