My father-in-law has a grand lemon tree that he has grown for many years, it is his pride and joy. He takes great pleasure in showing the fruits of his labour to family and friends each Winter with a gleam in his eye and smile from ear to ear how can we not be anything but grateful to accept the buckets filled with his prized lemons. The lemon tree is in full bloom with hundreds of beautiful juicy lemons the size of baseballs which means we have an endless supply. Whilst we have been using them in juices, cooking, teas etc we still have them by the bucket loads. Baking just seemed the natural fit to use some of these luscious citrus fruits.
Fresh figs are at their best at the moment, they are in season right now here in Australia so I jumped at the opportunity to indulge in these bite size deliciousness. Oh how I have missed them, admittedly store-bought are no comparison to my Nonno’s homegrown variety but seriously nothing ever is.