Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fig Galette

Happy Thursday!  If you are lucky enough to have a glut of figs on hand (eg because you have a fig tree), a quick and easy dessert to make using the figs is a fig galette.  I made one based on the recipe here

However, being a little time poor, I used store bought shortcrust pastry, which wasn't as nice to work with as my own pastry (hence the rather rough appearance of my galette).  I also used fig jam instead of marmalade for the base - after all, aren't figs and fig jam a match made in heaven?

I could not let today, 5 April, pass by unnoticed as it is the lovely Jane Asher's birthday today.  Happy birthday to Jane!  I had planned to make something out of one of her baking books to mark the occasion, but unfortunately, life had other plans.  If you are ever in London, and you are a baking or sugarcraft enthusiast, pop into Jane's store in Chelsea - it is tiny, but tre cool.