Friday, February 21, 2014

Homemade Fig Newtons

This might be by far my ugliest recipe yet, but the results are too delicious to pass up. I have never actually had a Fig Newton before. They just look a little nasty, but I heard that some people like them. If they taste anything like what I made, everyone should love them. Anyway, I had some fig jam that I didn't know what to do with, so homemade Fig Newtons were the first thing that came to mind. They might not taste legit, but you should still give them a try.

fig newtons (4)
 

Fig Newtons
makes 5
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp butter, softened
2 tbsp honey, melted
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp milk
fig preserves

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Add in the honey, butter, milk, and egg. Stir until completely combined. Form the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Once the dough has chilled, roll it out into a large rectangle on a floured surface about ¼” thick. Spread the preserves over half of the dough. Fold the other half over and cut it into 5 rectangles. Bake on a nonstick baking stone for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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