I have been past memory lane the last couple of weeks and have been making a lot of food, biscuits and puddings that my mother used to make. I don’t know why I am missing my Mother so much lately?!
I wanted to make this pudding that my mother made quite often for a long time already. My family, however, frowned upon a pudding that contains Cheddar cheese!
When Tandy posted her latest “Something sweet challenge” with a gift from Le Creuset, the most sought after kitchen equipment, I thought that I would really have to make something deserving to enter this competition.
Initially I wanted to make a pudding that my German FIL always talked about, but since I could not find a recipe that suited my taste, I have decided to make this Green Fig and Cheddar Cheese Roll, that was a favourite recipe of my Mother!
500ml cake flour
10ml baking powder
2 beaten eggs
75ml ice cold water
8 large preserved green figs, shredded (preserve the syrup)
250ml grated cheddar cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 190ºC. Butter an ovenproof dish.
Sift the cake flour, baking powder and salt together and rub the butter with your fingers into the dry ingredients.
Beta the eggs, sugar and cold water together. Add to the flour ingredients and mix thoroughly until it forms a dough.
Roll the dough out to a rectangular form and arrange the shredded figs and 175ml of the grated cheddar on top. Roll up like a Swiss roll and place in the prepared ovenproof dish.
1 packet of lemon jelly
375ml boiling water
125ml of the reserved fig syrup
Dissolve the lemon jelly in the boiling water and mix the fig syrup into the jelly mixture.
Carefully pour the sauce over the Fig roll. Spread the other 75ml grated cheddar cheese on top of the roll.
Cover the dish and bake in the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes,
Remove the cover and spoon some of the syrup over and bake for another 15 minutes uncovered.
Serve warm with cream or custard.
Good luck to everyone that participated!!