Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sticky Fig Cupcakes

My boyfriend has an obsession with figs.

Frankly, I don't get it.

They're quite a homely, unsightly fruit if you ask me.

And...that word...
f... i... g,
so unpleasant.

But, for some reason my bicycle man has an abiding passion for these seedy little guys.

He has spotted fig trees while driving and almost run us off the road in his excitement.

He has texted me photos of fig trees he's seen on his long bike rides.

He has even suggested making a career move and becoming a fig tree farmer.

Now, try as I may, I just can't seem to convince my taste buds that my bicycle man is onto something here. What is it about a fig?

I mean...I know these strange fruits are nutritious. They even have historical and religious significance and are referred to repeatedly in the Bible from beginning to end. Even their cute little leaves were used to cover some pretty important man and lady parts in Old Testament time.

But, on their own, ehhh.

Now, add butter, sugar, and cream and we're talkin'.

Thanks to my sis and her cupcake know-how, I turned some crinkly figgy puppies into these and even had my one-time vegan boyfriend coming back for more.

These incredible cupcakes even have this former fig hater singing their praises.

Step aside Red Velvet.
I've got a new lover.

*recipe from Cupcakes by Elinor Klivans


Brooke said...

This is great! Good for you for finding a way to make figs into something yummy. I always thought Fig Newtons were ok, but these look delicious!

kayts said...

Cupcakes are my favorite and those look awesome. I may have to try them out sometime. p.s. I'm not sure I have ever tried a fig.