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 Post subject: Baking with Figs - the Looove Thread
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:08 am 
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Best part of holiday baking (besides eating) is figs. Love them so much that I've overstocked and now need more baking ideas. What's your fav holiday recipe with figs?

Just made these fig pinwheel cookies - very pretty and my kitchen smells spicy and boozy.

Fig Pinwheels
Canadian Living Holiday Celebrations Magazine 2009


Filling:

1 cup chopped light coloured dried figs
1 tbsp grated orange rind
½ cup orange juice
¼ cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp brandy or apple juice
½ tbsp cinnamon

Dough:

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
¾ tsp baking powder
½ tsp ground allspice
¼ tsp each salt and ground cloves
2/3 cup unsalted butter ( I used eb)
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg (sub one heaping tbsp soy flour and 1 tbsp water)

Filling: In saucepan, bring chopped figs, orange rind and juice, brown sugar, brandy and cinnamon to boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium and cook until thickened – about 3 minutes. Transfer to food processor and purée until smooth. Let cool.

Dough: Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, allspice, salt and cloves. In a separate bowl, beat EB/marg with sugar; mix in egg substitute of choice. Stir in flour mixture. Divide dough in half and form into two rectangles. Wrap each and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Between wax paper, roll out each piece of dough into 12-x 8-inch (30x20 cm) rectangle. Spread each with half of the fig filling, leaving ½ inch (1cm) border along 1 long edge.

Using wax paper to help and starting at the opposite long edge, roll up the dough, sealing the seam. Wrap each log and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. (Make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or overwrap with foil and freeze for up to 1 month).

Cut each log into ¼ inch (5mm) thick slices; bake on parchment paper-lined baking sheets in 350 F( 180 C) oven until light golden – 10-12 minutes. Makes approximately 80 cookies.


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 Post subject: Re: Baking with Figs - the Looove Thread
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:29 am 
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Yum! It's not really a holiday recipe, but I was making the East Coast coffee cake from Vegan Brunch last night and I noticed a cinnamon-fig variation (well, fig-something at least!). I didn't make it as I didn't have any figs, but it's on my to-bake list!

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 Post subject: Re: Baking with Figs - the Looove Thread
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I haven't made it yet, but i'm gonna soak dried figs in Calvados and serve with saffron ice cream for my special all-vegan holiday dinner that i'm making for my family.

in my tasty fantasy they're amazing.

Generally i love dried figs in anything and everything. Especially in sourdough bread, though. Yuuuuummm

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 Post subject: Re: Baking with Figs - the Looove Thread
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:51 am 
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Make the Fig Bars in VCIYCJ. Just do it.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:58 pm 
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Meggs wrote:
Make the Fig Bars in VCIYCJ. Just do it.
I actually just made a batch of those this morning for my Christmas cookie tray - so good!


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 Post subject: Re: Baking with Figs - the Looove Thread
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:22 pm 
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i buy figs with the intention of doing fancy things with them, and then i just eat them. while i can imagine many things being improved by the addition of figs, i can't imagine improving upon a fig.

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