Recipe courtesy of Push Doctor and Kevin Rivers, head chef at vegetarian restaurant, 1847

Figs In Blankets

Figs In Blankets

A twist on a festive classic, these figs are infused with a warm, comforting spice and wrapped in a Christmassy chestnut crust.


1kg fresh figs

1 litre of water

340g caster sugar

500ml cider vinegar

2 cinnamon sticks

3 slices of ginger, about ¼-inch thick

9 whole allspice

4 cloves

2 cardamom pods, crushed

Half a cabbage

1 tbsp miso soy butter

1 pack of cooked chestnuts, crushed


Pour the water and vinegar into a large saucepan.

Add the sugar and spices and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the figs and simmer for a further 25 minutes, then set aside.

Boil the cabbage leaves for three minutes, then allow them to cool and dry.

Wrap each fig tightly inside a cabbage leaf.

Pan fry in miso soy butter for a 2 minutes.

Roll in crushed chestnuts.

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