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Figgie 'obbin, also Figgie Hobbin, is an old Cornish recipe.
* 2 parts self raising flour (or plain flour & baking powder)
* 2 parts figs (raisins)
* 1 part 50/50 mix of suet & fat, i.e. half the weight of the flour in total.
* water or milk
1. Rub the suet, fat and flour together.
2. Mix in the figs, and add enough water or milk to make a stiff dough.
3. Roll out to about an inch thick. Press gently into a prepared shallow baking tin
4. Bake in a hot oven for about 35-45 minutes.
(Good served hot with clotted cream, burnt cream or baked custard, or cold with tea or
coffee or cocoa.)
Notes, tips and variations
* Currants and/or sultanas may be mixed with, or substituted for, raisins.
* Vegetable suet and vegetable lard, can be used instead of beef or mutton suet and
dripping, although this is less traditional.
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