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A blog down, baby…

October 9, 2008
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Hey all dudey Nut Tree Frequenters!

Today I have been mostly miserable. I’ve had a rotten day at work. Arguments with various people and it’s left me feeling rather down. In my normal bizarre personality survival manner I have turned that into loopiness.

It’s a defence mechanism I guess! 😆

The girls have been baking with BN this week again. He has the patience of a saint (sometimes) and loves to cook. The girls absolutely love cooking with him and they generally have a great time ‘creating’! We’ve had painted gingerbread men, ladies and numbers…. sunshine biscuits… pizzas…. and now….. (drum roll)

Fig Rolls!

Ta-da!!!!!

525g of Figs

225g of plain flour

225g of plain wholemeal flour

75g light muscavado sugar

195g margarine

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Put the figs in a pan with 300mls of water, simmer until figs are tender & the liquid is well reduced. Set aside to cool down the puree in a blender or mash firmly with a fork if you don’t have one.

Put the remaining ingredients in a bowl & mix to breadcrumbs, add enough water to make a dough but ensure that it’s not sticky. Knead the dough on a floured surface then roll out to an oblong. (40 x 12cm if you wanna get technical!)

Spread the yummy gooey fig mixture down the centre of the pastry oblong and fold in the sides so they overlap over filling as demonstrated by the lovely ladies above!

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Turn over and trim into 3cm rolls, mark top with a fork… 25-30 minutes until golden brown at 190C gas mark 5….

Then enjoy!

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Yummy yum yum!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. October 9, 2008 11:16 pm

    One thing; this recipe makes enough for 36 rolls, its easier to divvy the dough into three and roll each out and cut into 12. Also they aren’t very sweet and next time I’m gonna add a little honey to the fig mixture and see how that goes.

    They are very nice though.

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