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Tuesday 29 Oct 2019    French Recipes & more!

RECIPE! Soupe des Figues & Langues de Chat

It's recipe ​time! Impress your friends with a lovely fig dessert - not to mention some classic French biscuits to go along with it!

This makes for an easy but impressive dessert that can be ready in the flick of a cat's tail! Next time you're throwing a dinner party, why not try out this Heart-warming fig soup with Chantilly cream and traditional crunchy biscuits? 

Langues de Chat 

Ingredients

75g unsalted butter 

85g sugar 

60g flour 

2 egg whites 

1/2tsp vanilla extract 

Pre-heat the oven to 140°C. 

Method

Beat together the melted butter and sugar until smooth, then slowly add the egg whites. 

Add the vanilla extract, then mix in the flour. 

Pour the mixture into a piping bag and pipe in 4-5 cm lengths. 

Bake for 6-10 minutes or until golden. If using a mold, unmold after 2 mins and leave to cool.

Chantilly

Ingredients

200 ml cold whipping cream

20 g icing sugar

Vanilla bean

Method

Split the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into the whipping cream. 

Whip the cold cream with the icing sugar until soft peaks form. 

When the soup is ready, add a (generous) spoonful of cream before serving!

©LaCuisineParis You don't have to use special molds like this one to enjoy Langues de Chat, you can just pipe the lines onto your usual baking tray!

Soupe des Figues

Ingredients

500g figs

¾ bottle red wine

1 cinnamon stick

½ vanilla pod

30g unsalted butter

30g sugar

Method

Cut the figs into 4 pieces each then heat in a pan with the butter and sugar until they start to fall apart. 

Meanwhile heat the wine and spices in a pan over a medium heat (adjust with more sugar to taste, up to 50g). 

Cook until reduced by half. 

Add the figs to a bowl and pour the wine mixture over. 

Add a generous spoonful of Chantilly cream (see above) and decorate with the Langues de Chat biscuits. 

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