Monday, 8 December 2014

Chocolate and Fig Panforte


We Should Cocoa is one of the first blog challenges I got involved in and I try to enter every month if possible. This month Choclette has chosen the theme of figs which is perfect for the festive season. Personally I'm not a huge fan of figs but just about everyone I know is so I knew I would not have any trouble getting taste testers. I chose a recipe from BBC Good Food and it worked beautifully. I had lots of positive comments and repeat requests for this particularly for our upcoming work Christmas lunch. It's really quick and easy to make and I am already thinking about substitutions with brazil nuts and adding in dried cranberries for the extra festive touch. 

These little treats are sweet but not overly so considering how much honey and sugar went into it! It's soft and sticky from the figs and the almonds give a lovely crunch to it. I've been told that they are quite more-ish as it's difficult to stop at just one! I've cut mine up and sprinkled liberally with icing sugar and it looks really festive and pretty.

As mentioned I'm sending this to We Should Cocoa hosted by Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog. The theme this month is figs, 


I'm also sending it to AlphaBakes hosted by Caroline from Caroline Makes and myself on alternate months. The letter this  month is 'X' and Caroline is accepting everything Christmas related. 


These little treats would also be perfect for Treat Petite hosted by Kat from the Baking Explorer and Stuart from Cakeyboi. The theme this month is Christmas.



These look really festive especially with the sprinkling of icing sugar on top so I think it will also fit in nicely to Festive Family Foodies hosted by Vanesther from Bangers & Mash and Louisa from Eat Your Veg.




 melt honey and sugar 

 Ready to be sliced 

 with some icing sugar and Christmas ribbon

Recipe from BBC Good Food

16 comments:

  1. I think I'd be one of those clamouring for more Ros - they sound absolutely scrumptious. Given that I chose figs, you can probably tell I'm a fan. Thanks for playing along with WSC - very noble of you :)

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    1. I tink I may be a convert after eating a few of these!

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  2. Lovely holiday sweets. xo Catherine

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  3. They look so gorgeously dense and sweet. Lovely treats. I love how figs just dissolve into cakes. Beautiful.

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    1. I love baking with figs even though I don't like eating them much!

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  4. Mmmmm.... what a wonderful combination. These do indeed sound very moreish. They look incredibly inviting!

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  5. Your panforte looks stunning :-) x

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  6. Looks lovely and rich, would be perfect for Christmas gifts! Thanks for entering into Treat Petite, please update to the new logo when you get a chance!

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    1. Great idea for Christmas gifts.I've updated the logo now - thanks for the reminder

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  7. These look absolutely delicious. A wonderful entry for this month's festive #FamilyFoodies. Thanks so much for linking up :)

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  8. It's very selfless of you to make these for work when you don't like figs! I think these would go down well as part of a buffet, or an evening treat while you watch a festive film, or even packaged up as an edible gift.

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