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    British Fig Rolls - Almost Better Than Shop Bought!

    British Fig Rolls - Almost Better Than Shop Bought!. Photo by Lalaloula

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

    French Tart's Note:

    This is a recipe I found many years ago for authentic Fig Rolls, and they are almost better than the shop bought variety, much though I love the commercial ones! Try to roll out the pastry as thinly as possible, other than that, this recipe is a breeze to make. Fig rolls are a much-loved "biscuit" from my childhood days and I make them whenever I can as I now live in France, as we cannot get them here. Fig rolls are great for a mid-morning snack with a cuppa as well as being ideal for school lunchboxes, picnics, gifts and afternoon tea. (I have posted this recipe on Zaar especially for Lalaloula, who asked about a fig roll recipe in the British forum.)

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12

    Yield:

    Fig Rolls

    Units: US | Metric

    Filling

    • 175 g dried figs, rinsed and coarsely chopped (6 oz)

    Pastry

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Lightly grease a baking sheet.Pre-heat oven to 175C/350F/Gas Mark 5.
    2. 2
      Put the figs in a saucepan with 300 ml (1/2 pint) water. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the figs are tender and the liquid is well reduced. Set aside to cool, then puree in a blender or food processor.
    3. 3
      Put the remaining ingredients for the pastry in a blender or food processor with 30 ml (2 tbsp) water and mix to a dough.
    4. 4
      Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface, then roll out to an oblong about 40 x 12 cm (16 x 5 inches).
    5. 5
      Spread the fig puree down the centre of the dough rectangle and carefully fold in the sides so that they overlap over the filling.
    6. 6
      Trim the ends of the roll and cut into 3 cm (1 1/4 inch) wide slices. Turn the rolls over and place on the prepared baking sheet.
    7. 7
      Mark the top of each roll with a wet fork and bake for 25-30 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a rack.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 05, 2009

      55

      Brilliant! Love fig rolls and this is definitely better than store-bought. Easy recipe with clear instructions. Thanks for sharing, will be making it again.

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    • on September 07, 2009

      55

      Yum! I think this is my new favorite biscuit/cookie!!! Easy and delicious - what a great combination! :D

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    • on July 20, 2009

      55

      Scrumptious! I may never eat commercially made fig cookies again.

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    Nutritional Facts for British Fig Rolls - Almost Better Than Shop Bought!

    Serving Size: 1 (38 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 149.0
     
    Calories from Fat 47
    32%
    Total Fat 5.3 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    4%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 109.7 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 23.5 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    6%
    Sugars 7.5 g
    30%
    Protein 2.3 g
    4%

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