Fig fans will love this dense, chewy and sweet cake made solely from succulent Dottato of Consenza DOP figs. The southern Italian region of Calabria is famous for this fig variety which are prized for their honey-sweet aroma, juicy flesh and tiny seeds.
Artibel grows their own Dottato figs in the Cosenza province overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Hand-harvested at the end of summer, they are immediately laid on mats to sun-dry, their sweet flavors concentrating under the heat. Once fully dried, the figs are minced and packed together until they form this aromatic cake.
How to use
Slice into wedges and savor each bite like candy with a glass of dessert wine or amaro. Serve on a platter with your favorite cheese and salumi or give it a rough chop and sprinkle over yogurt.
About the producer
Founders of Artibel, Francesco and Maria Arlia, havebeen committed to sharing Calabria’s rich culinary traditions with the world since 1988. Central to their work is one of the region's most prized fruits, the Dottato fig of Cosenza DOP. All of Artibel’s figs are grown on their own farms and are transported directly to their state-of-the-art facility after harvest. To this day, the team still follows the Arlia family recipes for their baked figs and fig cakes.