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Dec 1, 2007 08:57 PM

Fig and Nut cake? [Moved from Spain/Portugal board]

A friend asked me to query this board about a fig and nut cake she had when in Barcelona.

I'm not clear as to whether this was a patty of fig paste and ground nuts or a pastry with figs and nuts.

Can anyone help identify this, or share a recipe? I'm sorry I don't have a clearer description.

Mil Gracias

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  1. i googled spanish fig and nut cake and found these sites, one of em may be of use. fig or date and almond cakes are very tradition spanish fare. i imagine there are regional variations, but i'll elave that part of the searhc to you.

    these sites sell the cakes


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    1. re: spinach

      the recipe and photo did the trick. Thanks!

      also found this recipe from the CIA:

    2. Hi - We've moved this thread from the Spain/Portugal board, which is focused on where to find great chow in those countries. Please post any further recipes on the Home Cooking board.


      1. They sell a pretty decent fig and nut cake at Fairway, close to the cheese section (at 74th street and Broadway. It is beatiful served with cheeses from the same region.

        1. Stop & Shop also sells a good one imported from Spain for around $5-$6 that I have bought in the past.

          1. You can buy different-sized pieces at Whole Foods, but be sure to "squeeze" them slightly to find the fresher ones. Sometimes you'll get a piece that's dry and hard as a rock.

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            1. re: Claudette

              I can confirm that it is at Whole Foods - and it is addicting. Carneros Winery was serving it with some cheese pairing - and we got deluged with request for it.