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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Simple and Stylish Fig Dessert Recipe

Sticky walnut, honey and fig dessert recipe

Fig trees are known by many names throughout Africa; Mukuyu in the Shona language, Vyeboom in Afrikaans, Umkhiwa in Ndebele, شجرة التين in Arabic, and figueria in Portuguese. 

Fig trees grow in Africa from South Africa to Senegal and Egypt, Madagascar and the Union of Comoros.

North African Walnuts, Honey and Figs Recipe

North African Walnuts, Honey and Figs Recipe
Light sweet African dessert 
5 large dried figs
5 whole walnuts
3 tablespoons honey
¼ cup chopped walnuts


Cut open fig lengthwise and place the whole walnut inside. Close the fig and drizzle honey on top. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and enjoy!

Simple dessert to get the most out of your figs this season, North African walnuts, honey and figs recipe
Light African Dessert Walnuts Honey and Figs 

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