Walnut-Fig Dessert


I wanted my first blog entry to be something appealing and sweet. What better than sharing a recipe of one of my favourite desserts, right ? :-)

This recipe is originally from the Turkish blog “ Portakal Agaci ”. However, I adjusted it a little bit.


… for the cake
3 eggs
3/4 cup of sugar
1 cup of grind walnuts
1 cup of flour
1/2 package baking powder (appr. 10 gram)
6-7 dried figs (steeped in warm water for 10 minutes and finely diced)

… for the syrup
550 ml warm water
50 ml milk
1/2 cup of sugar

… for the topping
40 gr cornstarch
6 tablespoons sugar
800 ml milk


… for the cake
Beat eggs with sugar thoroughly. Add flour + baking powder + walnuts and mix well. Finally add the figs and mix again. Pour the batter in a baking pan and bake at 160 C.
Stab the cake with a fork in order to get little holes so that the syrup is being immersed better in the next step.

… for the syrup
Mix everything well and pour on the cake 5 minutes after the cake has been removed from the oven.

… for the topping
Mix cornstarch and 100 ml of the milk in a separate cup and set aside. Mix the sugar with the rest of the milk in a pan and bring it to a boil. Add the milk+cornstarch mixture and stir well till the mixture thickens (appr. 3 minutes). Remove from heat and pour over the cake 5 minutes after you poured the syrup on the cake.

Serve with cinnamon on top. Bon appetite !!

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5 Responses to “Walnut-Fig Dessert”

  1. I Bijoux dello Stregatto Says:
    September 16th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    MMMMMMMMhh! I think I will try!!!

  2. Dawn of LaTouchables Says:
    September 17th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I’m drooling–this looks scrumptuous!

  3. Susy of SuppliesHandcrafted Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Sounds yummy! Can’t wait to try it & thanks for sharing!!

  4. Marmalady Says:
    September 20th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    mmmm delicous — i will def give this a try!

  5. maisy Says:
    September 22nd, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    omgosh! this looks SCRUMPTIOUS!!! *smacks lips*