Originally Posted by licia
fig fritters - Vera, could you tell about these, please.
The fig fritters are my own creation. I've got a thing for mission figs and look for new ways to prepare them all the time. I had a pint of figs...
I quartered the figs and sprinkled them with fresh grated nutmeg and ginger. I then baked them for 20 minutes at 350.
Meantime, I blended 3 jumbo eggs, half a cup of dark rum ( I used Gossling) 1 cup of milk, 1/2t cinnamon, 1/4 t. ginger, 1/8 t cloves and 1/4 t fresh nutmet. Then I added 3 1/2 cups cake flour (Downs) and 1 t. salt and 1/4 cup brown sugar.
Stirred that all together. Added 1/3 cup pignoli nuts and the baked figs. I used a wire wisk to blend it, paying attention to try to mash the figs.
In a cast iron frying pan I heated a combination of vegetable oil and shortening. Using a teaspoon, I dropped the batter into the hot hot oil, turning halfway through cooking. It took about 3 minutes per side, but check your oil and temps often!
When I removed them from the oil, I drizzled honey over them and served quickly. You can hold them for an hour, but don't add the honey till you serve.
As I said this is my own creation, I hope you like it.