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       Title: Coffee & Fig Pudding
  Categories: Desserts
       Yield: 5 servings
       1 c  Cut-up stewed Ca. dried figs
       1 tb Hot water
       1 tb Instant coffee
   2 1/2 c  Milk
       2    Eggs
     2/3 c  Sugar
     1/2 ts Salt
     3/4 c  Cooked rice
       1 ts Vanilla
       1 c  Heavy cream; whipped,
            -- sweetened, and
            -- vanilla-flavored
   With scissors, snip off stems of stewed figs.  Cut figs into small pieces.
   Combine hot water and instant coffee.  Add to milk.  Beat eggs lightly
   with sugar.  Add to milk, with salt, rice, vanilla and figs.  Pour gently
   into buttered pudding dish. Bake in moderate oven (350 F.) for about 30
   minutes or until almost “set”.  Serve warm, with whipped cream, and
   garnish with a whole fig. Serves 5 or 6 generously.
   Source: 48 Family Favorites with California Figs
   Reprinted with the permission of The California Fig Advisory Board
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias