Fig Sly Cake Recipe

Fig Sly Cake Recipe
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Fig Sly Cake is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Fig Sly Cake by following this easy recipe.
Fig Sly Cake Recipe
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cooking Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 290 g Flour
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 115 g Butter (diced)
  • 85 g Lard (diced)
  • 60 g Castor Sugar
  • 230 g dried Figs (chopped)
  • 85 g Walnuts (chopped)
  • 60 g Currants
  • 60 g Raisins
  • Milk (to glaze)
How to make Fig Sly Cake:
  • Mix flour and salt in a bowl.
  • Add butter and lard. Rub with your hands till you get breadcrumbs.
  • Add sugar, along with enough water, and mix to form soft dough.
  • Combine figs, walnuts, currants, and raisins in a saucepan.
  • Add 200 ml water and cook, whisking continuously until the fruits are cooked & soft. Remove and cool.
  • Divide the dough into 2 equal parts.
  • Butter a baking tray.
  • Lay one half part of dough in the tray.
  • Layer the fruit mixture over the dough and place the second dough part on the top.
  • Bake at 375 °F for 40 minutes, or until the cake turns golden brown.
  • Serve hot with tea or coffee.