The artists are here! The artists are here! Kelly Walker and her art student, Linda, arrived yesterday afternoon from Virginia to paint my walls. I set them to work right away–not painting–making cheese! They made a pot of mozzarella and I shredded it for pizza last night made with fresh herbs and tomatoes from my garden–and their cheese. It was delicious.
The lovely Linda has a fig tree, and she climbed up in it in the rain yesterday morning to bring me a bag of fresh figs! This morning, I made Figs & Cream Coffee Cake with some homemade cream cheese and fresh figs. It was delicious, too! So delicious, I must share it with you!
I based this recipe on my Strawberries & Cream Coffee Cake, so I’m not going to repeat the recipe here (plus, I’m kinda in a hurry!). I made it with figs (almost) just like I made it with strawberries.
I used a cup of chopped fresh figs instead of strawberries in the dough, rolled out the dough and topped it with a filling of cheese and more figs (lightly mashed).
I cut strips in the dough on the sides of the filling.
I made a braid with the strips of dough, wrapping up the filling then transferred to a greased baking sheet.
After baking (375 for 25-30 minutes), I drizzled a powdered sugar icing on top.
This was absolutely to die for.
The step-by-step recipe and printable for the Strawberries & Cream Coffee Cake is here (which is the same as for the Figs & Cream, except for the substitution of figs in the dough and mashed figs in the filling). If you can get hold of some figs, you must try it!
The painting has now begun. They shared their amazing plan with me this morning, and I’m so excited. Stay tuned for photos as it happens!