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Dried Fig Cakes

from The Suda Lexicon

A good simple, ancient recipe. AFAIK, this recipe comes from Grant and was inserted by original site author (have I not said to buy these author's books? Please do so and support them.... Hopefully, will not get a nasty letter about this)...

Original recipe:

Translation: Palathai are cakes made of figs. And cakes of palasiai, tha tis of dried figs that have been squashed.


  • 400g/14oz dried figs
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp white flour


  • After removing their stalks, put the figs in a blender and blend to a paste.
  • Remove the paste from the blender, flatten and shape it into a round.
  • Mix together the flour and coriander seeds. Dust the outside of the fig cake with the flour and coriander mixture.
  • Cut into slices and serve.
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