If you can get hold of some fresh figs this Christmas, this gluten free fig cake with red currants is an ideal seasonal cake for coeliacs.
You may recall the stonking great gluten free plum and cinnamon cake I made from Hannah Miles’ book earlier this year.
As I explained at the time I had remade the cake in a smaller size since Hannah’s version required 400g ground almonds at a time and fed around 15 people.
It’s quite rare for me to need cakes this size and it’s a lot of money to spend on ingredients in one go. So I have experimented with other versions using an 7 or 8 inch tins instead of 10 inch which yield a more manageable size cake! Unless I had guests, we would get very fed up of such a big cake.
Probably the best period for buying fresh figs has passed although I have still seen them in Waitrose and my local Turkish store. They always seem very festive me. I have red currants in the freezer but if you don’t have any you could use cranberries.
For a non gluten free fig recipe try my mini fig galettes.