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Fig Jam

Fig Jam

September is my favourite month (yes I know it’s October now, but shh). It’s the start of autumn, the weather is cool but sunny, there are warm spices wherever you turn. And figs come into season! I love figs a lot. It’s hard to get them fresh where I live though so I pounce on them whenever I get the chance. And when I was walking past the fruit market stalls in town last week and saw they had fresh figs – I went a bit crazy. I came home with over 1kg of fresh figs! 

Fig Jam

 

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Fig Bars

fig bars

It’s a gross and rainy Sunday evening, so I thought it was a great time to share these amazing fig bars since they always brighten my day! 

fig bars

I’m a huge fan of figs and I’ll eat them any way I can get them, but I don’t bake with them very often as I have trouble finding fresh figs anywhere. Lucky for me, these fig rolls only need dried figs – in fact, it’s best to use dried figs over fresh ones as they need cooking down into a jam. Perfect! I’m a big, big fan of fig rolls (or fig newtons as they’re known as in the US) and they were my inspiration for these, but these ones are soooo much better. They’re like fig rolls older, cooler brother! 

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