No, figs are not alays purple! Some types of figs, called “white figs”, are green, even when they are ripe! They are very common in the souh of France. They are very fleshy and slightly less sweet than purple figs, which makes them perfect for cakes, jam and chutneys.


  • 60g honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 120g flour
  • 50g maize flour
  • 50g ground almond
  • 60ml olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 60g fromage frais or yoghurt
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • A few pieces of candied orange peel (optional)
  • 6 to 8 white figs


Preheat the oven (180°C).
Blend honey, vanilla sugar and the eggs. Then add the other ingredients, except figs.
Place in a cake pan covered with baking paper.
On top of the cake, place he figs cut in halves, round side down.
Bake for 30 minutes. Serve with some vanilla ice cream…

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