Here are some delicious biscuits to make at home during September, the month when one finds ‘settembrini’ figs, so sweet and succulent that they melt in your mouth. You may be really lucky and have a wonderful fig tree in the garden packed full of ripe fruit, or, if not, maybe on the way to the market this morning you’ll come across a fantastic basket of tempting, mature, sweet figs. How could you resist? What better opportunity to create these extraordinary biscuits filled with fig jam? Homemade pastry, a little fig jam, and you're done: tomorrow at breakfast you’ll have ‘settembrini’ fig biscuits with milk for everyone. Both children and adults will be delighted, especially those who have tried the commercial variety and want to make these little works of confectionary art at home!
Prepare the shortcrust pastry following the basic recipe. Roll out with a rolling pin on a floured work surface and with a pastry cutter cut out pastry circles. Put a teaspoon of jam in the centre of each pastry circle and then fold over and seal the edges. Once all the biscuits are made, arrange them on a baking sheet and cook in oven at 180°C for 30 min.