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Add egg mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir to thoroughly incorporate. (about one minute.)
Nice recipe, next time you make one, stick an instant read thermometer in it at the center! The hole can be disguised with an almond or a blop of cream!
This dessert looks incredibly sinful! What a great combination of ingredients!
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No thanks are necessary. It is a beautiful and amazing recipe!
I had already decided to make this, but I do have a question.... my figs aren't in yet, in fact with this winter I may have lost the tree entirely. Can dried mission figs be used? I really like the idea of the saltiness of a pretzel crust too. It just really looks good to me!
Oh, absolutely! If you notice in my photograph, I have dried mission figs. You can use any variety, really. Actually, dried are preferred, as the fresh might add too much moisture to the mix. I have yet to try this recipe with fresh figs, but will in the future, for the sake of comparison. <br>This dessert is a really old-school Italian dessert. I grew up in a very Italo-American populated town, and everyone has fig trees and cooks and bakes with figs, so I am always incorporating them into my dishes. Of, course, coffee is very popular in our desserts, as well, so I decided to marry the two. Good luck, with your dessert! I know you and your guests will just love it!!
:). I thought they looked a bit dried up. I've actually never seen a dried one except the outside of a package in the store. <br>This is going to give me a perfect chance to work with some and try them. I didn't even know I liked figs until by chance I bought a fig tree for the back garden. The silly thing must like it here, it had produced non-stop since 2 weeks in. Even after a freeze killed it to ground level I had figs coming out 5 inches from the ground. Hoping if the winter got it once again I will have the same luck in how much it produces. I have learned to make a variety if both savory and sweet dishes with them as well as jams, but I have never made a pie or tart with them., so i think niw is the time! I'll get some dried ones for this, and might even try the fresh as well just to see (and use up some figs). <br>You might know, is there any other ways besides canning and drying to preserve the figs? They seems to only keep a day or two after they are picked.
That didn't sound quite right. I didn't mean to imply the figs look bad or shriveled. Hope u know what I mean lol!
Haha. You are so cute! I know exactly what you mean! The dried figs are, in fact, shriveled compared to the fresh ones.<br><br>As far as preserving them another way, hmmm.. maybe freeze? <br><br>You know, my favorite little snack is to slit open a dried fig, jam a walnut half in there and dip in melted chocolate. To die for!! I know it sounds really simple, but the flavors and textures together really work.<br>
I am so going to have to try that! Except might try with pecans since I always have loads of those. Seems like walnut is used more with figs but surely it will work. No matter what it has chocolate and that makes EVERYTHING delicious :)
Cathi - it sound incredible and looks de-lish! Good luck!!!
Well, thank you, very much!!! :-)
That looks ridiculously and sinfully delish!
Very sinful!!! Muahahaaahaa. *evil, Vincent Price laugh*
What a fantastic combination! This looks amazing!
Thank you!!! It was SO rich! Serve with an espresso after dinner. Really hit the spot!
Wow, this sounds great! I voted for you of course. :-)
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That fig is calling my name....looks fantastic !
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Love your steps...easy to follow..and pixs are great!! Good luck!! Ally
Thanks for stopping by! Appreciate!! :-)
Yummy - I love figs!!!
Thanks!! I find the flavors really compliment each other well!
Best of Luck, Cathi. Your recipe rocks! sw☺
Thank you, SO much!! xo
Looks delish!!!!
Thank you!! You can add a little chili powder, if you want some heat, or some bourbon, or rum, for a little kick!! Very versatile!!
Great recipe ~ sounds so yummy!!!!
Thank you so much! Very easy and versatile recipe!
Easy to follow instructions! Nice pics.
Thanks so much!! It really is a cinch to make!
Love this Recipe!! My favorite ingredients Chocolate, Figs and Almonds ...Got To Be A Number#1 Hit!!!
Thanks, so much!! The addition of the espresso gives the dessert more depth, I find. Thanks for checking it out!<br>

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Bio: Cathi Iannone is a Brooklyn-based, designer, Italian-American home cook, and creator of the Italian-American food & lifestyle blog, The Brooklyn Ragazza. She specializes in local and ... More »
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