Fig bars are cholesterol-free and they don’t contain dairy products and GMO in it, keeping it soulfully natural. It is a great energy booster for an athlete before he starts his training or to have it as a midday snack.
So what's on your plate?
These delicate, tender and delicious rolls are subtly sweet; and are all that you want to binge on as a post meal treat.
BEST CONSUMED WITH
Fig Bars would taste best with milk. Also, some jam on them would add to its taste.
1) Preheat oven to 375°F
2) In a large bowl, gather and beat together shortening, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla until it gets creamy
3) Add all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, orange peel and salt, beating until blended
4) Refrigerate dough for 1 to 2 hours. Here’s how you prepare the fig filling: In a medium saucepan, combine figs, water, lemon or orange juice and granulated sugar.
5) Bring it to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally; then cool it down
6) On a floured surface, roll dough into a 14-inch square
7) Cut dough into 4 equal strips, each 14 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide
8) Spoon 1/4 of the fig filling in a 1 1/2 inch wide mound down the center of each strip
9) Using a long spatula, lift sides of each dough strip over filling, overlapping slightly on top
10) Press edges together to seal
11) Cut strips crosswise in half for ease of handling
12) Place, seam side down, 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets
13) Brush off any excess flour
14) Cut each strip into 7 (1 inch) crosswise pieces, but do not separate
15) Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until puffed and firm to the touch
16) Cool for 5 to 10 minutes on baking sheets; then cut apart and remove to racks to cool completely