Spanish fig balls / Pan de Higo recipe
Seasonal Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten free, Dairy free, Egg free recipe
This ‘fig bread’ uses no flour so is naturally gluten-free. Its an amazingly tasty and simple recipe that’s great eaten as a snack during the festive period.
Pan de higo is a traditional Spanish recipe invented to preserve figs over winter. This ‘fig bread’ uses no flour so is naturally gluten-free. Its an amazingly tasty and simple recipe that’s great eaten as a snack during the festive period. The balls last a long time and travel well, so they also make lovely gifts for friends and relatives.
- Whizz the almonds in a food processor until most are finely chopped, then tip into a large bowl.
- Roughly chop the figs, then whizz them to a smooth sticky paste.
- Add the prunes to the food processor and continue to mix until well blended.
- Scrape the blended fruit onto the almonds then, using your hands, mix together well with the other dried fruit, brandy, honey and cloves. Divide the mixture into little balls.
- Tip the sesame seeds onto a tray, then roll the balls in them until covered.
- Cover the tray loosely with a clean tea towel, then leave the fig balls to dry for a week before packaging.
Storage: The fig balls will keep in a cool place for two months
Courtesy of Suma
When using the ingredients listed, this recipe is suitable for the following diets:
• Gluten free
• Dairy free
• Egg free
Please Note: May still contain traces of gluten, egg and dairy or other allergens. Before consumption always check the label of each individual product/ingredient for allergens.
Please Note: May still contain traces of gluten, egg and dairy or other allergens.