Looking for something extra special? Then here it is – Our extra special gluten free cake “Fig Cheese” or “Queijo De Figo”
Made from a very old recipe these 100g Traditional Portuguese Confectionaries are truly delicious and unique. At the first bite you will realise what you have been missing…(this gluten free cake “Fig Cheese” contains no cheese)
With our own Sun Dried Figs, locally produced Almonds and Carob powder our Fig Cheese is a classic example of food preservation from times past and a great lesson for the future.
As well as 50% Dried Figs and 25% locally grown Almonds it also contains Natural Cane Sugar, Carob powder, Anise, Cinnamon & Lemon zest, all ingredients essential to maintaning the authenticity of this dried Portuguese delicacy.
Warning – This product contains Natural Cane Sugar. We are experimenting with replacing this with our own naturally sweet Grape juice.
Our Fig Cheese is created by initially heating water in a pan and adding all ingredients until a thick, syrupy liquid is formed. Then chopped and roasted Figs and ground Almonds are added. The mixture is then stirred together before being poured out into moulds to set.
Since we started making Dried Fruit here at Sunny's we have constantly adapted to our customers needs. We are happy to announce our New Orange Fruit Leathers now contain 20% Sharon Fruit & 10% Pear for a slightly sweeter yet still authentic Dried Orange experience. Still Naturally Grown By Us - we're making them from our 2016 harvest right now!!
We are happy to announce that not only can you buy great quality dried fruit snacks from our website 24/7 but you can now also purchase them from the following Farm Shops in the U.K.
Little Heath Farm Shop
Windy Arbour Farm Shop
Red Bank Farm Shop
Riverside Organic Farm
Shipbrook Hill Farm
Toogood Farm Shop
If you're lucky enough to live near Cheshire why not check them out. Also as well as buying direct from us in Silves, you can find our products at the following Health Food Shops in Portugal.
Rua Francisco Menezes nº5
Saruga Mercearia Saudável
Praceta Infante D. Henrique
Loja 6A e 6 B
In recent years we have completed several drying experiments with fruits which we grow but have never actually tried to incorporate into our products before. Quince, Sharon Fruit and Loquat have all worked well and have recently made it into our new Mixed Dried Fruit packets. Guava has also been another revelation, but by far the biggest surprise has come from our Pomegranate trees. Since making a come back as a super food Pomegrante has become very popular, and we are particularly surprisd by their ability to dry extremely well into a great healthy snack. We are now looking into including several more Pomegranate trees into our orchard so we can produce more of this chewy, nutty treat.
Forest Garden Update
With temperatures slowly rising in the Algarve and the winter seeming like a distant memory we have now begun the next phase of our Forest Garden planting. Since we have been at Sunny's we have been selectively allowing naturally sown trees such as olive, pomegranate & fig to continue to grow amongst our citrus orchard. Now we are grafting of some of these un-edible varieties to commercial types as well as interplanting with fruit trees and shrubs which we have produced ourselves. This week we have been planting Carob, Apple, Apricot and two plum varieties Stanley & Black Diamond. These edible crops will hopefully allow us to diversify our future product range and help us create a more natural orchard which will attract pollinators throughout the year and give a home to a greater diversity of life. We have also planted several nitrogen fixing varieties and will soon be planting legumas shrubs all of which will help keep fertility in the orchard and enable us to continue on the Bio-dynamic path of obtaining as little as possible from outside of our land