Are you lucky enough to have a fig tree in your garden? I have to laugh in the knowledge that when I was a child, the next door neighbour had an enormous fig tree that overhung our back garden, but the figs went to waste because no-one picked them, and we in fact viewed them as a nuisance, because a part of our back yard would become an unusable mess of rotting, stinking figs that had fallen from the tree into our yard.
Fast forward about 30 years, and if that tree were still there, I would be gleefully harvesting the fruit overhanging into our yard. I adore fresh figs, and lament that the season is so short and that figs are so expensive.
For my final fig recipe using the figs given to Karen at work by the fruit man, I made a fresh fig cake from the recipe here. This cake is light and fluffy and delicious, and allows the flavour of the figs to shine.
Unfortunately, my figs largely sank into the cake, but no matter - this was a good cake.
Hope you enjoy this recipe if you try it!