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Fig Spread

  • 300g fig paste (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • or
  • 1 heaped cup of dried figs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  • 115g room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour


  1. If fig paste isn’t being used, in a medium saucepan, place in the dried figs and cover with water. Let soak overnight.
  2. The next day, pour in the sugar, bring to a simmer. Let simmer until the the fig has become soft and breaks apart into a goopy paste.
  3. Mix together the dough, wrap and chill for one hour.
  4. Roll out the dough into a rectangle, and cut strips 5cm thick.
  5. Scoop a tsp of fig paste onto one end of the dough strip and roll.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes until starting to golden around the edges.