Pressed Fig Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Pressed Fig Cake recipe? Learn how to make Pressed Fig Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by theminny11

Makes 1 serving



Source: Pressed Fig Cake recipe reprinted with permission of Dr. Tibor S. Rodin, as found in King Solomon's Feast: Culinary Delights from the Cuisine of Biblical Israel by Cuia and Tibor S. Rodin (self-published: 1994).

Recipe Ingredients for Pressed Fig Cake

1 cup sweet butter
2 cups honey
4 eggs
2 cups milk
6 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 cups dried figs
2 tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 tbsp. water

Recipe Directions for Pressed Fig Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Cream butter with 1 cup of honey. Add eggs, milk, and most of the flour, then mix well to make a dough. Dust the dough with flour and put in a very cold place for 20 minutes.

  3. Grind the figs and mix with the remainder of the honey, the vinegar, and the cinnamon. Pour the water and the filling mixture into a pot, simmer for 15 minutes, then let cool.

  4. With oiled hands, evenly spread half the dough into a 9″ x 12″ buttered baking dish, spread the filling over, then cover with the rest of the dough. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

  5. Yield: 8?12 servings

Categories

Hanukkah, Kosher

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2664.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
7580
Calories from Fat
2035
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
226.1g
348%
Saturated Fat
128.6g
643%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
1182mg
394%
Sodium
1814mg
76%
Potassium
3437mg
98%
Total Carbohydrates
1303.8g
435%
Dietary Fiber
103.8g
415%
Sugars
726.2g
Protein
124.1g
Vitamin A 150% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 127% Iron 166%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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