A note from Sophie
The essence of this recipe is that of the warm winds drifting into the spices of fall and winter, the changing of seasons and the warm nourishment of tasting beauty. The crust is this delicious shortbread infused with Yin Power, Lion's Mane, and Lucuma powder. This gluten-free crust cradles rose-filled figs bursting with the aromas of the seasons and vitality of fertility.
I was inspired to create this recipe for my Sacred Women's Writing Circle that I hold every full moon. What was calling was this treat to offer in honour of the full moon and to invoke the feminine. Yes, it is truly a feast to conjure oxytocin! So what came to mind was Yin Power, a beautiful supportive herbal blend for the women in my circle. Lion's Mane, the stamina and brain food for the workshop, conjuring up words and feeling present. Lucuma adds that extra sweetness and is another great support for the feminine.
Within the center, a combination of figs, Solar Rose Water, dates, nut paste, and honey intermix and create this beautiful filling of delight! I invite you to feast in this Full Moon Treat!
1 1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup hardened coconut oil
1 tbsp. apple sauce (more to bind if need be)
To make the crust, put the coconut oil in the fridge until hardened, then mix into flour not warming the dough too much.
Then add a couple spoonfuls of ice cold water and applesauce to bind. Your crust will be a little crumbly but should hold nicely together.
Then pinch into the bottom of your pie dish until it is evenly spread and thin!
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F and pop the crust in for only 5 min (poke holes in the crust with a fork so it wont rise)! While that is in the oven, blend your date and nut mixture in a blender, and if you don't have one, just soak the dates in a little warm water and mash with your fork.
Take the crust out and evenly spread your date mixture on the crust. You will want to be gentle as to not lift the soft crust.
Then assemble the figs in any way you desire covering the whole surface! I added a little drizzle of honey on top and then put it in the oven for about 25 min, until the figs are caramelized and the crust is golden!