Fig Newtons

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  • 1 C AP flour
  • 1/2 C wheat flour
  • 1/2 C masa or Maseca
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 TBL butter (1.5 sticks)
  • 1.5 C chopped figs (stems removed)
  • 1/4 C port, brandy or whisky
  • 3 TBL brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Step by Step

  1. Combine first seven ingredients in food processor
  2. Pulse until it comes completely together
  3. Create two separate logs, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour
  4. Combine figs and alcohol into a sauce pan
  5. Bring to a simmer and let cook 3-5 minutes or until liquid has completely absorbed
  6. Put into food processor with sugar, vanilla and salt
  7. Bring dough out of fridge and roll flat (about 1/4 inch)
  8. Spread filling into center – edge to edge, but only the center third (like a burrito)
  9. Fold both sides up and over creating a flattened burrito
  10. Press firmly, cover with plastic wrap again, and chill for 1 hour
  11. Remove from plastic and place on baking sheet and brush with egg white wash
  12. Sprinkle with Turbinado sugar
  13. Cut into slices, but do not separate
  14. Bake 325ยบ for 30 minutes
  15. Let cool 5 minutes, then cut again (sugars will have fused)
  16. Let cool completely, then wrap in plastic for longer term storage




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