Thursday, August 13, 2015

Rosie Makes Fig Hawthornes.

 I have two beautiful fig trees which are producing prolifically.

Today, I'm going with my version of Fig Newtons - Fig Hawthornes.

For the dough:
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar 
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
6 TB unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into piece
2 eggs

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Using a pastry blender, cut in butter pieces until dough is crumbly.
Whisk eggs together and add to dough.
Mix to combine.
Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic, 
and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

When ready to bake, heat oven to 375°.
Make an egg wash by mixing 1 egg with 2 tsp water.
Divide dough in half.
Working on a light floured surface,
roll out each portion into a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick.
Cut dough into strips about 3 inches wide.
Paint around edges of each strip with egg wash.
Spoon filling down the center,
then fold the dough over to enclose the filling and seal.
Place seam-side down on greased baking sheet.
Press lightly to flatten.
Bake at 375° 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Makes about 3 dozen.

For the fig filling:
1 1/2 cups chopped figs
1/4 cup orange juice
2 TB sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
zest of one orange
Simmer for about 25 - 30 minutes until it reduces a bit and thickens.

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