I will be honest. Before I went shopping for ingredients for this recipe, I did not know what a fig looked like. Don’t sit there and judge me, because I know most of you probably have never eaten a fig.
So listen. I made these for a potluck at work, but people were afraid of them.
What is so scary about figs? I didn’t like Fig Newtons as a kid either, but now I am much more sophisticated, like Martha.
See? If the figs suck, the apple juice is going to make it taste great!
Wait until cat dozes off, then…
This took forever. It’s like pressing coal into diamonds!
This made the food processor jump around, even with its suction cups.
This looks like crap. Maybe it will bake okay.
Step 9: Bake for an hour, let cool completely.
This is still the most genius thing I’ve ever heard of/tried.
I got: 20
Start time: 8:00
End time: 9:45 (1 hour, 45 mins)
Martha’s estimated time: 1 hour, 10 mins
What did I learn?
- This was a pretty easy recipe. I want to try it with different fillings.
- Cats hate food processors, but not enough to run away.
- What is figgy pudding? Is the filling I made actually figgy pudding?
What do I need to learn?
- Is there an easier way to form the dough clumps than just grabbing and squeezing?
When people got over their fear and ate these, I received compliments. Y’all are classy now.
Even my elves liked them. Well, at least Bea did. She locked Bo under that glass so he couldn’t eat any.