Episode 299

Updates on my Rhinebeck sweater and coordinating skirt. Plus, en plein air “painting” with felt, my version of fig financiers and a poem by Jane Hirshfield.

Ornata blouse designed by Teti Lutsak. I’m knitting with Garthenor organic lace from The Woolly Thistle.
The first panel of my reverse appliqué skirt is complete. I created the motif using the charts for the Ornata Blouse as inspiration.

Fig financiers. Recipe adapted from Better Baking.

Fig Financiers

oven 350

In a large bow, sift together 1 c almond flour, 1/4 c powdered sugar, 1/4 c granulated sugar, pinch salt.

In a small bowl, add 3 tblsp melted butter to 1/4 c sunflower seed butter, almond butter or tahini. Stir to combine into a smooth consistency. Add 1/2 tsp almond extract. Set in fridge to chill.

Beat 2 egg whites to stiff peaks. I add a pinch of cream of tartar to keep them inflated.

Remove butter mixture from fridge and stir it into flour mixture. It will look like a lumpy mess. Don’t worry.

Fold egg whites into batter. Keep working until you have a smooth consistency and try not to beat all of the air out of the whites.

Spoon mixture into silicone muffin cups (this makes 9-10). Top each with several slivers of sliced fresh fig.

Bake for 18-22 minutes.

The Problem” by Jane Hirshfield