• 225g (8 oz.) dried figs
  • 4 tbsp. rum
  • 450g (1 lbs.) wheat flour
  • 18g (0.6 oz.) baking powder
  • 115g (4 oz.) butter
  • 115g (4 oz.) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 175ml (6 fl. oz.) milk
  • 50g (1.7 oz.) pistachios


  1. Cut the figs in little pieces and soak them in rum for 30 minutes.
  2. Put the flour in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the very cold butter and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture looks like a crumble.
  4. Incorporate the sugar, eggs, milk and pistachios, mix well.
  5. Crush the figs in order to get a paste, then add it to the mix.
  6. Pour the batter into the muffin tins and cook for 20 minutes in hot oven (at 180°C or 350°F)
  7. Let cool.