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Stuffed Figs (Figos Rellenos)

These delicious little sweetmeats are eloquent testimony to the North African influence on Spanish cuisine. They are usually eaten after the meal, perhaps with coffee or tea.

ingredients

24 sweetmeats
24 Dried figs, stalks removed
125 g (4 oz) 2/3 cup Ground almonds
50 g (2 oz) 1/3 cup Sultanas or seedless raisins
25 g (1 oz) 1 square Dark cooking (semi-sweet) chocolate, grated
3 Tbs Orange-flavoured liqueur
24 Whole blanched almonds, toasted

method

1. Preheat the oven to moderate 180°C (Gas Mark 4, 350°F).

2. Holding a fig in one hand, push your thumb into the hole at the top and rotate the fig so that the centre becomes hollowed out. Combine the ground almonds, sultanas or raisins, chocolate and liqueur.

3. Using one teaspoonful at a time, fill the hollowed figs with the almond mixture. When the figs are full, gently press the tops together with your fingertips.

4. Arrange the figs, open end up, in a 23 cm (9 in) round baking pan or shallow casserole. Put the pan or casserole into the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until the tops of the figs open a little. Remove the figs from the oven. Insert a whole almond halfway into the hole in each fig.

5. Set the stuffed figs aside to cool completely before serving.

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