Saturday, 11 August 2012

Fig Rolls (eggless)

Fig rolls
Newton bar need no introduction and it is not a surprise that they appealed to me straight away. The idea of using dried fruit stuffing to lend sweetness to a snack and reducing added sugar is obviously attractive. I wanted to make eggless version and here it is. The use of jam, I think makes the bars soft the next day but you could try baking it longer to make it crisper. I made it with wholewheat four making it even healthier. This made these bars an ideal snack. They were especially handy when I was desperate for food but had to cook and absolutely had to snack on something. This recipe is a keeper because of the rich iron content, wholesome nature, far less added fat and sugar. Here is my version...
¾ cup all purpose flour
¾ cup wholewheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup brown sugar
3 tablespoon butter/margarine/oil
2-3 tablespoon milk
For filling:
10 dried figs
3 tablespoon date syrup
3 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoon apricot jam or any other jam of choice
Few nuts, chopped

Bring together the flours, baking powder, brown sugar, butter and required milk to make a soft dough

For the filling, blend together all ingredients mentioned, except the nuts. Try not to puree it too much, coarsely blended consistency should be fine

Divide the dough into two and roll into a 5mm thick disc and cut into half

Towards one side of the dough place generous portion of filling as shown in the picture. Sprinkle some nuts on top

Fold the dough over to make a log and place on greaseproof baking paper

Bake in a preheated oven at 180degC for 20-25 minutes, until it starts to brown (longer if you like the outer even crisper)

Cool and cut the log into smaller pieces and enjoy the goodies


  1. Love this rolls!!! I came here via chefinyou and was looking to do an eggless version of the fig newtons and yours look good!!


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