Figgie 'obbin
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Figgie 'obbin
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:28:48 AM. Recipe ID 64324. Report a problem with this recipe.
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Figgie 'obbin, also Figgie Hobbin, is an old Cornish recipe.

Ingredients

    * 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

Procedure

   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 
or dish.
   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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Recipe ID 64324 (Nov 18, 2007)

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