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Offline MikeDeTiger

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Freddy's Fig Cake
« on: November 02, 2017, 12:11:25 PM »
1 large egg
4 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup cooking oil       *** calls for 1/2 cup but 1/3 works better for me
1 cup + 3 tbsp. flour
1 pint chopped figs



Mix egg and sugar, then oil and other ingredients.  Bake at ~350 12 minutes in a convection oven or probably more like 20-25 minutes in a regular oven.  

This for a 9x9 pan.  Adjust appropriately if you're gonna do a different size.  



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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 12:18:11 PM »
Maybe this is silly and implied, but I don't think I've ever had store-bought figs, so I'm kinda ignorant.  When I say a pint of chopped figs, I'm talking about canned figs, not just chopped up raw figs.  I don't know if you can get regular figs in the fruit section of a store or canned figs on the shelf.  Probably the only figs I've ever had come from my grandpa's or my dad's trees.  

I can't vouch for the quality of store bought canned figs if such a thing exists.  Mine come from my dad, he does all the canning, and even if you don't wanna make a cake, canned figs are glorious over biscuits for breakfast.  I guess I could ask him what his process is.....maybe that could vary and storebought could really suck.  I dunno.  I know it's easy enough to DIY if you get some figs, and it keeps forever.  

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 01:03:45 PM »
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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 01:16:10 PM »
Today on TBT telework cook like momma did in the '70s day, I'm making Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper, Trappey's Lima Beans from the can, HEB croissant rolls that comes in a tube like biscuits and a frozen Key Lime Pie.

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 02:30:48 PM »
Well why post a recipe if the main ingredient is something that people might or might not be able to obtain?  Seems a little cruel to me.  


Slick-- do you do jello molds?  They weren't part of our regular rotation for weeknight dinners, but if the folks were throwing a dinner party back in the 70s/early 80s, you better believe there was gonna be a jello mold involved.


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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 03:18:52 PM »
Well why post a recipe if the main ingredient is something that people might or might not be able to obtain?  Seems a little cruel to me.  


Slick-- do you do jello molds?  They weren't part of our regular rotation for weeknight dinners, but if the folks were throwing a dinner party back in the 70s/early 80s, you better believe there was gonna be a jello mold involved.


I'm a Methodist. There's always jello molds.

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 03:52:05 PM »
I always like the jello molds that looked like Boobies

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Offline MikeDeTiger

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2017, 05:50:18 PM »
Well why post a recipe if the main ingredient is something that people might or might not be able to obtain?  Seems a little cruel to me.  
Because he asked me for it?
There have always been canned figs available to people in the places I've lived.  Canning figs is really, really common around here.  I just don't know if it's something you can buy or something you have to do.  I'm assuming you can at least get raw figs from a grocer somewhere.  If you can't buy canned figs, or buying canned figs sucks, then get some figs and I'll ask my dad how he cans them.
Or hell, failing that--I mean, you're talking to a Louisianan, and we're nothing if not hospitable and helpful--I'll just send a can of figs.  I mail my former pastor's wife in Austin Mayhaw jelly from Starks, LA, every year, might as well add canned figs to the list.

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2017, 06:25:29 PM »
I begged a lady in Wisconsin to mail me her hot pepper jelly

shot down in flames..........
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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 12:44:25 AM »
I begged a lady in Wisconsin to mail me her hot pepper jelly

shot down in flames..........
An ex of mine posted on FB that she really needed somebody to stain her pergola.
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Eventually, I concluded she really wanted somebody to truly stain her actual pergola.  
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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2017, 12:44:39 PM »
1 large egg
4 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup cooking oil       *** calls for 1/2 cup but 1/3 works better for me
1 cup + 3 tbsp. flour
1 pint chopped figs



Mix egg and sugar, then oil and other ingredients.  Bake at ~350 12 minutes in a convection oven or probably more like 20-25 minutes in a regular oven.  

This for a 9x9 pan.  Adjust appropriately if you're gonna do a different size.  
Really appreciate this Mike.  Not sure when I can make it for her, as she's not up to eating anything like this at the moment, but as soon as she is, I'll give it a shot.

And, on the freshly canned vs stored bought canned vs fresh fig issue that came up, I think I can find either fresh figs or canned figs hereabouts, and I can can (although I don't think I can can-can, I'd need lessons at least) fresh figs, or at least I should be able to as I've canned plenty of fruit over the years (mostly pears - we had a mongo producing - as in several hundred per August on a good year - pear tree in our backyard back in Portland).  

Anyway, you've inspired me to go after this, and will shoot for around Tday weekend.  I'll send you a photo or two of how it came out when I do.

Gracias amigo!

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2017, 03:39:58 PM »
Boomer!

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 02:47:38 PM »
I've always liked fig newtons.

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2018, 02:56:51 PM »
I can no longer eat a store bought cookie.

Once you've had homemade cookies, you're never going back.

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2018, 04:12:36 PM »
I dunno, those "Tiff's Treats" cookies that are delivered warm are very good.  Probably better than 75% of homemade cookies I've ever had. 

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2018, 05:39:49 PM »
My i s c & a aggie wife makes the best homemade chocolate chip cookies I've ever had.  And chocolate chip is definitely my favorite.

But, there are still some storebought cookies I like.  Oreos are pretty tasty, and there's not really a homemade version of that one.  And there are a couple varieties of Girl Scout cookies that I'm fond of, especially the Samoas.

It takes all kinds.

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2018, 09:11:57 AM »
I don't eat a lot of cookies, but when I do, they are usually home baked chocolate chip
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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2018, 10:04:28 AM »
Homemade Chocolate Chip is where it's at.  I can't even imagine eating a Chips Ahoy anymore.

I will do Oreos however.  I used to like Nutter Butters as a kid but not so much today.  Girls Scouts has a good peanut butter cookie.

And what are those white cookies that everybody makes at Christmas?  Just "sugar" cookies?  Those things can give me some mean heartburn if I go crazy with them.

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2018, 10:11:28 AM »
remembering when "monster" cookies were the rage when I was a kid

pretty derned tasty

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2018, 10:40:30 AM »
What upscale hotel chain is that gives you a big warm chocolate chip cookie when you check in?  I love that.  There's nothing like a big warm chocolate chip cookie to make you feel at home in a new place.  Yummmmmmmmmmmm.

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2018, 10:44:44 AM »
I believe it's Doubletree that does that.

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2018, 04:39:35 PM »
Nothing to see here.  Just obligatory post for today.

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Re: Freddy's Fig Cake
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2018, 05:53:14 PM »
youre wrong

no problem just my obligatory response



Nothing to see here.  Just obligatory post for today.
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