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Fig ‘n’ Cheese German Zwieback casserole with illustrated recipe

March 20, 2011

Hello guys! First of all, I wanted to apologize to my readers, because it has been almost 2 weeks since I recently posted a  food related entry. But today I want to share with you something very special. Today’s post doesn’t only include a yummy recipe, but on top of that I have also illustrated it all by myself ^^.

Now, you may wonder what the reason for this special post is. In fact, I have discovered an amazing site on the web which is called TheyDraw&Cook and at the moment there is a Fig Recipe Contest going on which I decided to join. Did I mention that apart from cooking, drawing is my other passion? ^^However, further information can be found here. Anyway, I absolutely recommend you to visit that site and have a look at the numerous lovely illustrated, mouth-watering recipes. It is just gorgeous! xD

German "Zwieback" slices

But before I give you the recipe, I have still one thing to say about my Fig ‘n’ Cheese Zwieback casserole. I am not very sure if “Zwieback” are available all over the world, so if that is not the case just replace them through rusks. Actually, Zwieback are also just a sort of rusks and when I was a kid, my mom often gave me them to eat when I had a gippy tummy. Nevertheless, I still like Zwieback very much, because of their crispy consistency and their lightly sweet taste.

Of course, this time I won’t note down the instructions here, since you can get them together with the illustration, so just click on the image in order to get a larger version. Have fun! 😉

And last but not least, I will show you what the casserole looks like in reality. By the way, I have to admit that this dish really hit my taste, because I am a huge cheese lover and in combination with the fruity sweetness of the dried figs, it turned out to be a bomb. So just try it out 😀

All recipes are on Petitchef

13 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2011 9:43 pm

    This looks amazing and love the illustrated instructions…very cool! Thanks for sharing.

  2. March 21, 2011 6:58 pm

    Wow, your drawing is very cute…!! I like it a lot, you’re an artist :D)!!

  3. March 22, 2011 4:17 pm

    Now this is something I know I have never tried, sure looks good. What do you think of using fresh figs instead of the dried, I think they would be even better?
    But thanks for a recipe that looks so good and can’t wait to try.

    • March 22, 2011 5:03 pm

      Of course you can use fresh figs as well! To be honest, I also wanted to use fresh figs first, but since they are so hard to get at this season in Germany, I had to use dried ones. And if you still manage to find some they are unfortunately just too expensive :(.

      Please tell me how your version of this casserole turned out when you’re done, ok? 😉
      I think it will be even more aromatic using fresh ingredients ^^.

  4. March 22, 2011 7:25 pm


    We bumped into your blog and we really liked it – great recipes YUM YUM.
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    • March 23, 2011 4:44 pm

      Thank you very much for your advice 🙂
      I will definitely join your Cooking Portal with my blog!

  5. March 23, 2011 2:38 pm

    This looks like a perfect casserole to me! i love the flavors you incorporated in this!

  6. April 21, 2011 12:59 am

    congrats on having a successfull amazing lookin blog.. I wish I could write like you man.. seriously


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