Posts Tagged ‘ Walnuts ’

Figs, Cream Cheese and Mini Pancake


Figs…o…figs, heavenly fruits… I’ve been wanting to make something really good out of figs, tried  couple of recipes, but disappointment after disappointment filled  the air. Until now, I still believe that figs are best eaten fresh as fruits them selves, without touching the “fire”, and cheese is it’s best company.

This time I’m going to extend my believe a little, that  maybe… just maybe,  fig filled with cream cheese topped by walnut, with mini pancake in maple syrup, will make my day?… mmm… let me taste… 🙂

Also, I’m not going to give you pancake recipe, because I guess you all foodies already have your own favorite pancake  or even crepes recipes, and If you want to explore figs further more and have some great recipes for using figs please check this out.


Petit Pain au Chocolat et Noix


Truthfully, I am  more of a “rice” person than a “bread” person, but don’t get me wrong I love breads, not as much as I love rice but I love them…and sweet breads are my favorites. I like my bread warm, even if it’s the “day after” baked bread, I always zapp then just a few secs in the microwave before I eat it.

This is just  my favorite sweet easy bread recipe, enjoy! 🙂




  • 250gr bread flour
  • 25 gr caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 50 gr butter
  • 75ml milk
  • 1 large egg


  • 100 gr dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 100 gr walnuts
  •  50 gr caster sugar


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk


  1. Blend flour, sugar and yeast in a food processor for a couple of seconds. Melt the butter and milk in the microwave and add sugar and in measuring cup beat in the eggs and salt. Add the wet ingredients little by little to the dry ingredients while whizzing the dry ingredients.
  2. Stop when the dough has form a ball, remove the dough to a lightly  flour dusted surface, and kneed the dough for 10 mins.
  3. Put the dough in slightly oiled bowl, cover with oiled plastic cling, Let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  4. Tip the dough, roll out to a large rectangle aprox. 15 x 30 cm, sprinkle the 3/4 mixed filling ingredients  on the 2/3 part of the dough and roll up firmly, cut into halves, put into 2 mini pans (5 x10cm).
  5. Let it prove for 30 mins, preheat the oven  to 180′ C.
  6. When they are ready,  glaze the top with slightly beaten egg and milk, sprinkle with the rest of the mixed filings,  baked for 20 -25 min.