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25.10.10

FIG BARS


Jim bought some dried figs and didn't like them. "I will make fig bars for you" I told him. They turned out great. We will enjoy it with afternoon tea. My source was Happy Sugar Funtime.

Pastry

1/2 cup (120 g) butter
1/3 cup (65 g) sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup (210 g) flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 pinch of salt

Filling

18 dried figs
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup apricots jam
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 Tbsp lemon zest
1/4 Tbsp cinnamon

• Combine all the pastry ingredients with an electric mixer.
• Roll into a log, wrap and let chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
• Place all the filling ingredients in a food processor and process to a smooth paste.
• Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
• Preheat the oven to 375F.
• On a floured surface you roll out half of the dough into a 12 x 4 inch rectangle.
• Place the filling near the center line lengthwise.
• Fold the dough over on top of itself.
• Press sides together.
• Transfer to the baking sheet placing the edge on the bottom.
• Repeat the process with the other half of the dough.
• Bake the two strips for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
• Let cool for 5 minutes and cut into desired pieces.


   

4 comments:

  1. I think I might soon make it for my husband... He loves figs and adores almonds! Is it a Hungarian recipe? Canadian? Or your own invention?? It is very original (at least for me, I have never seen anything similar). Thank you again for the inspiration!

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  2. Oops, I can’t take the credit for this one. I added the source.
    [Figs, especially fresh figs, are not part of the Hungarian cuisine.]

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  3. Hi Zsuzsa, your fig bars were delicious! I had to modify them a bit, but everyone loved them (especially my husband). I made them a couple of days ago and have just posted on my blog. The shape of my bars wasn't as perfect as yours, I don't have much pastry rolling experience... Luckily it hasn't altered the taste. Thanks a lot!

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  4. Thank you! I am not getting notified by blogger of late, I just noticed your last comment.

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