Friday, February 5, 2010

Football and Fig Roll Ups

FigsThis recipe find from Grandma's journal is getting posted just in time for Sunday's Super Bowl game day festivities!

The flower from the fig tree imparts an exotic, distinct flavor to these beautiful roll-ups. Whip up the recipe today, have them chill out in the fridge until you are ready to wow the crowd with this delicious addition to your appetizer table - it's the perfect sweet treat!

Fig Roll Ups

Filling:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 pound figs; chopped

Cook filling until thickened over medium to medium-low heat. Set aside.

Roll Up Dough:
1 quart brown sugar
2 cups shortening
6 eggs; beaten
2 quarts cake flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

In a large mixing bowl add ingredients in order given - mix just until ingredients are blended. Toss dough on a lightly floured board and roll out to 1/4" thick. Spread with fig filling and roll as a jelly roll. Chill, cut in slices and bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet in moderately hot oven (400 degrees) for 15 minutes.

Tips:
- Use dates instead of figs.
- Dust the fig roll ups with confectioner's sugar.
- For an added touch decorate the plate with faux fig leaves

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