There's nothing like a freshly made crepe, fresh out of the pan, still steaming and with the aroma of vanilla essence wafting through the kitchen :)

 

Making crepes is easy and quick. They are also delicious. The versatility of combination, both sweet and savoury, is another great benefit.

 

The advantage of making them at home is that you can make them entirely to your own taste: thinner, thicker, smaller or larger, adding extra ingredients such as flavourings, vanilla essence, lemon zest or seasonings such as pepper or oregano, if you prefer them savoury: the sky's the limit...

 

 

Ingredients for 8 units

  • 110 g pastry flour 
  • 240 ml milk
  • 2 large eggs (better if they are L) 
  • 15 ml Sugar (optional) 
  • 2g Salt 
  • Lemon zest to taste Vanilla flavouring to taste Butter or cooking oil
  • For the filling: homemade dried fig jam to taste

 

Some tips you should know before preparing them

 

This recipe will make about 8 crepes. Depending on your sweet tooth, multiply the ingredients by the amount you want to make :)

 

To help you get started, we have included our favourite recipe for homemade fig jam to accompany your crepes. Here you can follow the instructions on how to make it. But before we get to that, let's go over a few things you need to know about the ingredients.

 

An important recommendation: sieve the flour, the preparation is much finer and without lumps.

 

If you are lactose intolerant or simply prefer a vegetable milk, soy milk does not usually interfere so much with the taste of the crepe itself. Oat milk "zero" (the one without sugar) is also very mild. Another thing you can do is to use half milk and half water.

 

As for the preparation, you can use the traditional whisk or an electric mixer. Whatever is most convenient for you. 

 

If you want all the crepes to be the same size and thickness, use a ladle. If you are not that fussy, you can use the same glass that you whipped the batter in. 

 

 

Preparation for the crepe batter

 

Add the eggs to the mixing bowl and then add the milk (or half water and half milk), add the salt, the sugar (remember that this is optional), the lemon zest and the vanilla essence. Beat all the ingredients well. 

 

When you see that the mixture has a uniform consistency, add the sifted flour. 

Beat again vigorously until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.

 

Once you have a semi-thick batter, cover it and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

 

After that time, grease a non-stick frying pan with melted butter or neutral oil. If you overdo it, remove the excess with kitchen paper. Oil spray is usually very good. 

 

Heat the frying pan until it is hot. Then pour a portion of the batter into the centre of the frying pan and with the other hand, move it gently so that the batter spreads over the entire surface. 

 

Lower the temperature a little and let it cook for a couple of minutes. 

When you see that the edges are golden brown and start to pull away from the pan, you can carefully turn it over with a thin spatula.

Leave for another minute until golden brown.

 

Place them in a dish or container that allows you to cover them with a clean cloth. It is important to keep them warm and moist so that they do not dry out.

 

Once you have finished preparing them all, let them rest for a few minutes and then serve them with a delicious fig jam, or whatever you like best :)

 

Crepes are delicious and versatile and can be made quickly and easily at home. Whether you like them sweet or savoury, the combination possibilities are endless. Once you get the hang of it, experiment with different flavours and seasonings to create your own version. 

 

Enjoy them with homemade fig jam. Here is the recipe.

  

 

Delicious dried fig chocolates with chocolate and walnut hearts

 

 

With only three ingredients, this recipe of El Pajarero dried figs filled with walnuts and covered with dark chocolate will delight you. It's easy to prepare and a great snack for kids and adults.

Plus, the combination of the three ingredients is a great source of nutrients and antioxidants.

 

If you have children, ask them to help you; they will love to prepare this recipe with you. In that case, don't forget to increase the ingredients :)

 

 

What does each ingredient give us?

 

We know, it's hard to believe that something so delicious can also be so good for you, but it's true! These chocolates are made with three superfoods: walnuts, dried figs and chocolate. Not only will they delight your taste buds, but they will also give your body a much-needed boost. Let's take a closer look at these three ingredients and what makes them so special.

 

Dried figs

Dried figs are one of the best sources of fiber. In fact, a single fig contains more than 4 grams of fiber, which is 16% of the recommended daily intake. Fiber is important for maintaining regularity and promoting intestinal health. In addition, dried figs are a good source of calcium, iron and potassium.

 

 

Nuts

These are an excellent source of protein, fiber and healthy fats. They are also loaded with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, magnesium and potassium. Studies have shown that eating nuts regularly can help lower cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation and improve blood sugar control. Not to mention they're a great source of energy, perfect for when you need a quick snack to get you through the afternoon slump.

 

 

Chocolate

We all know chocolate is delicious, but did you know it's also packed with antioxidants? Antioxidants help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that can cause cell death. Dark chocolate, in particular, has been shown to improve heart health by reducing blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels.

 

 

Ingredients for 10 chocolates

 

10 El Pajarero dried figs

5 walnuts

100 grams of dark chocolate 

 

 

Preparation

 

You will see how simple it is

 

1) Choose 10 El Pajarero dried figs that are not too small. And better if they can stand on their own on a plate. 

 

2) Cut the nuts into small pieces, the size depends on the figs you have chosen. Remember that each fig has a small piece of walnut inside. 

 

3) Make a small cut in each fig, deep enough to fit the small piece of walnut that you have previously cut.

 

4) Once you have filled each fig with its nut, put them aside.

 

5) Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie (see below how we do it).

 

6) Once ready, take the fig from the top (if it has a stalk, the better) and dip it in the melted chocolate. Place it on a plate or tray and let it cool.

 

You just have to enjoy them as you like! For example with a blanket, a movie and a sofa is a great plan!

 

 

Suggestions for choosing the ingredients

 

As for the dried figs, the ideal ones are the ones from El Pajarero, as their sweetness, texture and sweetness are special for this recipe. They complement perfectly with the walnuts and the dark chocolate.

 

As for the walnuts, we have chosen those of Castilla, but you can also use California or Pecan nuts. With any of them they are also delicious. 

The walnuts come from the European walnut tree and autumn is the best season to consume them.

Macadamia nuts are not recommended, because they are harder than the others, and since we have to cut the nuts, it is not as practical as with the other varieties.

 

Now it's time for the chocolate :) We use a 70% dark chocolate for baking because it is much easier to melt. We chose one of sustainable cultivation and gluten free, but according to the possibilities of each one, if you already have one of reference, it will surely suit you well too.

 

The recipe has no complexity, the only thing that may take a little more time is to melt the chocolate. We suggest that you chop it up and place it in a bowl or bowl. Then put cold water in a pot in which the bowl fits comfortably, place it over low heat avoiding the water to boil and stir it with a wooden spoon.

It is true that you can also melt it in the microwave, but on the stove, you have more control....

 

As you can see, these chocolates are not only delicious, but also nutritious. So the next time you're looking for a sweet treat that will also give your body a boost, grab a handful of these chocolates instead of nutrient-empty tidbits. Your body - and your taste buds - will thank you :)

 

 

 

Pear and dried fig pancakes: the perfect healthy and delicious  Combination!

 

Start your day with a delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare breakfast. These pear and dried fig pancakes will give you the energy you need to get through the morning. They're loaded with fibre, protein and antioxidants, making them the perfect way to start your day. Best of all, they're delicious. So try them today and let us know.

  

Without further ado, let's get cooking!

 

  

Ingredients

 

5 El Pajarero dried figs

 

3 tablespoons of oats (30 g) 

 

2 eggs

 

2 medium pears

 

Toppings (optional) Here are some suggestions at the end of the recipe

 

  

Preparation

 

First wash and cut the peeled pears into small cubes and the El Pajarero dried figs into small pieces.

  

Then mix the oat flakes with the eggs. We will obtain a semi-liquid preparation.

  

Next, add the figs and pears to the previous mixture.

 

Heat a non-stick frying pan and add a very small amount of oil or butter (just enough so that they do not stick together). Then with a large spoon, add two or three tablespoons of the preparation, the amount depends on the size of the pancake you prefer and also on the size of your frying pan.

 

Cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes. When they turn  lightly golden brown, you can flip them over. They cook quite quickly.

 

They are delicious on their own, but you can add toppings if you prefer. We have tried them with walnuts and one of these:

 

Dulce de leche

 

Grated bitter chocolate

 

Cream (or whipped cream)

 

A scoop of vanilla ice cream

 

If you add a different topping to the ones we have suggested, let us know. We are always looking for new combinations :)

 

Ready to try these delicious El Pajarero pear and dried fig "pancakes"? We're sure you're going to love them! 

 

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If you're looking for a recipe of Oporto chicken with dried figs, you may find many recipes, especially in books (or blogs) relating to French cuisine. Dried figs, due to their versatility, are very popular in European countries, that’s why people use them often.

 

Still, we have prepared this recipe to make it as easy as possible step by step. It’s likely that this will be the easiest chicken Oporto with dried figs recipe you’ll find on the internet.

 

Now without further ado, let’s reveal our special recipe. We hope you'll be surprised by this amazing combination of flavors. It’s pretty easy to make. Let 's go! 

 

Ingredients for four servings

  • 4 hind quarters of free-range chicken
  • 200 grams of dried figs El Pajarero 
  • 200 ml of water or broth
  • 200 ml Oporto wine
  • 50 ml apple vinegar
  • Rosemary, salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 300g of fine peas for garnish

 

Preparation

Marinate the figs in the port and vinegar at least one hour in advance. 

 

Once marinated, drain the figs and put them apart. Keep the juice from the marinade.

 

Meanwhile, add two tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan covering the entire base. While it's heating, season the chicken with salt, black pepper and rosemary. Brown the chicken on both sides. 

 

While the hindquarters are browning, take the liquid left over from the marinade, mix it with water, cook it and reduce it until you get a dense sauce.

 

Finally mix it with the figs.

 

As the figs El Pajarero (variety calabacita) are small in size, we introduce them whole in the reduced sauce and put them aside for a few minutes. We left the stalks, but if you prefer, you can remove them before soaking them in Oporto.

 

Now it is time to serve. On a bed of sauce, place a portion of chicken and some figs on top. You can add a few drops of sauce if you like. 

 

Leave room for the fine peas, which should be steamed with a pinch of salt. And if you prefer, drizzle them with a few drops of olive oil.

 

As a suggestion, serve it with a mixed seasonal vegetables salad. It combines perfectly with the sweet and sour flavor of the chicken with dried figs in Oporto.

 

If you've worked up an appetite, come on, let's get cooking!

 

fresh salad with dried figs, cured Iberian ham and Parmesan cheese

 

 

Most people think that dried figs, in gastronomy, are only used for baking. When you prepare this delicious salad, you will see why they are so delicious in all kinds of recipes. To make this easy and nutritious dish, you will need few ingredients and little preparation time. Don't miss it because it's delicious.  

 

You will only need dried figs, cured Iberian ham, corn, lettuce varieties and Parmesan cheese (or another cheese of your choice). 

 

You can already find El Pajarero dried figs in several supermarkets, take advantage of them in this delicious fresh salad combining them with seasonal products.  Dried figs, because of their sweetness, are perfect to combine with the other ingredients. The contrasting flavor is perfect. And the sum of them allows to create a delicate texture. Here is the recipe. Take note, you will love the outcome.

 

 

Ingredients

15 dried figs El Pajarero

 

50 gr of Parmesan cheese  

 

Variety of lettuce or lamb's lettuce

 

Corn to taste

 

Olive oil to taste

 

50 gr of Iberian ham

 

Black pepper

 

Salt

 

 

Preparation

Remove the sticks from the dried figs and cut them in half. Set aside. Wash the lettuce (or lamb's lettuce), drain well and once dry, distribute them in a large bowl or plate. It will be the base of the salad.

 

Next, cut the Iberian ham into slices of medium thickness and then chop it with a knife or your fingers. Remember that a freshly sliced ham will always have more flavor than a packaged one. Place it on top of the lettuce or lamb's lettuce. 

 

Continue with the rest of the ingredients. On top of the lettuce and ham, scatter the corn, the amount you prefer. Then cut the Parmesan cheese into small, thin pieces and place it on top of the lettuce, ham and corn, so that it blends with the rest of the ingredients. 

 

Finally, we will crown the salad with the El Pajarero dried figs already cut in halves. 

 

Season with salt, a pinch of black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil to your liking. However, we recommend that you do not season too much, because all the ingredients, by themselves, have an intense flavor.

 

In a few minutes, you will have a luxury salad ready to eat, you just need to taste it! Give yourself a little treat.

 

 

Dried figs with eggplant, onion and roasted chicken sandwich

 

If you're a sandwich person, you're going to love this one, especially because it's quick, easy and delicious.

 

For one of those days when you don't feel like cooking, this dried fig and roast chicken sandwich (you can use leftover chicken) will come in handy.

 

To prepare it we will need a small amount of shredded chicken meat, a few slices of dried figs, fresh herbs, nuts, creamy cream cheese spread, a barely roasted eggplant, nuts and a good loaf of bread.

 

  

Ingredients

The quantities listed below are adequate for a medium/large sandwich. We give you this information so that you can get the ingredients for the quantity of sandwiches you need.

 

100 g roasted chicken

 

3 tablespoons spreadable cream cheese

 

3 tablespoons red onion

 

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

 

4 fresh mint leaves

 

4 dried figs variety El Pajarero

 

1 eggplant, sliced and lightly roasted

 

A spoonful of ground peanuts or walnuts, not too small

 

If you like it spicy, add fresh or dried chili to taste

 

Salt

 

 

Preparation

First, shred the chicken with the help of a fork. Season to taste with salt, pepper and if you want to give it a spicy touch, sprinkle in some chili flakes.

 

  

Afterwards, wash and cut the eggplant in medium slices, put it on a griddle and after a few minutes turn it over. While the eggplant is grilling, finely chop the onion, then mix it with the fresh cheese spread with the chopped red onion, olive oil and two mint leaves, also chopped.

 

  

Toast the bread, then spread the fresh cream cheese and spread on top the shredded chicken, the sliced dried figs, the roasted eggplants with a few drops of olive oil, the chopped nuts, the other two chopped mint leaves and close with the top of the bread.

 

 

You will get a delicious vegetable sandwich with dried figs, chicken and vegetables. You'll surely want to make it again!

 

 

Dried figs, apples and pistachios Tart

 

 

This apple and dried fig tart is a delicious recipe to enjoy in any season. This tart has a very fresh base as its main ingredient is apple.

 

The base of the apples with the dried figs makes for a soft and creamy textured dish. In addition to the softness, the figs will bring an extra amount of fiber. 

 

Here are the ingredients you will need and how to prepare it. It's very simple. 

 

 

Recipe for apple and dried figs El Pajarero tart.

Ingredients:

 

3 Reineta or Golden apples

 

2 eggs

 

14 dried figs

 

150 gr flour

 

100 gr of brown sugar

 

1 sachet of baking powder

 

2 tablespoons cinnamon powder

 

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

 

1 tablespoon of pistachios, finely chopped

 

Butter

  

 

How to prepare an apple and dried figs tart

 

Firstly, peel the apples, cut them into pieces and put them in the blender.

 

Take the apples and add brown sugar, eggs and flour. Begin to blend until we get a doughy mixture. The crushed apples should combine with the dough, this is useful for giving a certain creaminess to the dough, as well as hydrating it.

 

Finally, add the yeast to the dough, to achieve the necessary consistency and creaminess. Once we have all the ingredients of the dough ready, grease the mold with butter and we will put the dough in it. Let it rest for a few minutes in the refrigerator while we prepare the dried figs.

 

Cut the figs in half into regular pieces. Distribute them evenly over the top of the cake without leaving any holes. Bake the tart for about 40 minutes until the dough is perfectly cooked.

 

Decorate the cake with a little powdered sugar and cinnamon, you can add a little honey, or some fruit jelly. Finally, sprinkle some ground pistachios, which will give the perfect touch both to the presentation and to the flavor. All these ingredients go very well with each other.

 

Time to enjoy!

 

dried figs and orange cookies

 

Autumn is here and the heat is gone. Preparing delicious dishes, cakes, cookies and baked desserts and being more at home is a lot more appealing. We bring you an extraordinary recipe for you to prepare for your family and friends, totally natural and healthy cookies you can impress your guests with.

The star ingredient is dried figs, with which you will also provide calcium, magnesium, fiber, etc.

 

The recipe is easy. Below we tell you the ingredients you will need so that you can anticipate and get everything before you start, at the bottom you will find the step-by-step guide. Let's go! 

 

 

Ingredients

For the dough:

100 g flour

 

100 g whole wheat flour

 

Half a teaspoon of ground cardamom

 

A quarter teaspoon of baking soda

 

A pinch of salt

 

140 g butter

 

60 g brown sugar 

 

3 egg yolks

 

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

 

 3 tablespoons of honey

 

Orange zest to taste

 

  

For the filling:

Dried figs 400 g

 

Orange juice 4 tablespoons

 

Orange zest

 

Lemon zest

 

Sugar 2 tablespoons

 

Cinnamon 1 teaspoon

 

Peeled almonds 40 grams

 

Triple sec liqueur (or triple sec)

 

Preparation

In a bowl, hydrate the dried figs with hot water. 

 

Meanwhile, prepare the dough. First beat the butter with brown sugar. Then add the egg yolks, honey, vanilla essence and orange zest. Finally, add the mixed and sifted dry ingredients and mix in the dough without kneading it yet. Then wrap the dough in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator. 

 

Return with the figs, strain them and mix with the orange juice, zest, sugar and chopped almonds. You can add a little triple sec liqueur to obtain that delicious orange flavor. 

 

On a floured kitchen paper, stretch the dough into a rectangle, leaving approximately 4 mm thick. Place a cylinder of filling on the dough and wrap them. Join and close the dough with the dough, pressing it with your fingers. 

 

Repeat the operation forming several cylinders.

 

Bake one or more cylinders in a medium oven for about 12 minutes, remove from the oven and cut immediately into rounds of 1 to 2 cm. 

 

Finally, sprinkle them with powdered sugar, now they are ready to enjoy!

 

 

 

Dried fig and rum cake.

 

Autumn is coming and we don't go out as much as in summer. We feel like cooking and baking for our family and loved ones. Therefore, today we bring you a delicious recipe with dried figs and rum, to surprise your favorite guests in a special way. Below we tell you what you will need for the cake and the filling.

 

For the dough Ingredients

 

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
     
  • 1/3 cup butter
     
  • 1 egg
     
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
     
  • 1/3 of a glass of cold white wine

 

 

Preparation 

In a bowl mix the flour and butter. When they are well combined, add the egg, sugar and wine. If necessary you can help yourself with a spatula or wooden spoon. Then knead lightly to obtain a smooth batter and set aside.

  

For the filling Ingredients 

  • 20 dried figs El Pajarero
     
  • 2/3 cup sugar
     
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup rum
     
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  

 

Preparation

Place a small saucepan with the water and sugar over medium heat. Meanwhile, cut the figs in half. Then add them to the preparation of water and sugar with the preparation half done. Once they soften, remove them from the heat.

 

To assemble the cake Preparation

 

Roll out the dough and place it in a pie dish. Trim the leftovers from the edge and press the bottom with a fork. Place the fig mixture and bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes at a high temperature (approximately 270 degrees). Serve warm. It's finger licking delicious! :-)

 

how to prepare a real Italian buccellato

 

 

On these cold afternoons, when we feel like a nice cup of hot coffee or tea, there is nothing better than accompanying it with delicious home-made pastries.

 

Today we bring you the recipe of an authentic Italian delicacy: Il Buccellato. This delicious ring-shaped cake (also known as bagel) is filled with a variety of nutritious nuts that you can easily get your hands on. 

  

 

Ingredients for the dough

  • 1 kg wheat flour
     
  • 300 gr of sugar
     
  • 250 gr lard
     
  • 3 eggs
     
  • 150 ml milk
     
  • 1 sachet of yeast
     
  • grated orange peel
     
  • vanilla
     
  • orange juice

 

 

Ingredients for the filling

  • 400 gr dried figs El Pajarero
     
  • 100 gr of raisins
     
  • 150 gr of walnuts or pistachios
     
  • 150 gr almonds
     
  • 200 gr chocolate pieces
     
  • cinnamon 
     
  • wine (if you like)

 

 

Preparation

 

1. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl. Add the eggs one by one, then add the flour, the baking powder, and the grated orange peel. Add everything and form a smooth and homogeneous dough. Once you have it, wrap it with non-stick paper and put it in the refrigerator for an hour.

 

 

2. Now it is the turn of the filling. In a saucepan, place the dried figs, 1 beaten egg, the raisins, and the rest of the dried fruits, and add some wine if you like. Mix everything together and heat over medium heat for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool.

 

 

3. Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out with a rolling pin until it is 1.5 cm thick, form a rectangle and put the filling across the width as if forming a log. Then roll the dough and shape it into a round until you get the shape of a crown or doughnut. Slightly cut the dough crosswise until the filling is just visible.

 

 

4. When it has the correct shape, if you have filling left, place it on top. This will ensure that when it comes out of the oven, it will have an excellent color. If you do not have any filling mixture left, you can brush it with beaten egg. Place in the oven at 180º C, cook for 25 minutes, remove from the oven and brush again with the egg or the mixture. Put back in the oven for 5 to 10 more minutes.

 

 

5. To decorate, nuts ,cherries in syrup or polished fruit can be placed on top. It is important to serve it cold, because if you serve it hot, the buccellato may crumble.

 

 

Enjoy! :-)

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