Thursday, August 17, 2006

Figgy Bars

Figgy Bars
Originally uploaded by watchjennybake.
This recipe comes from the Cal Fresh Figs Web site, so please find it there. The only difference is they call it fig bars, not figgy. :)

To make these, you basically make a fig jam and layer it in between a crumbly oat mixture and bake it in the oven. I used a local honey with the figs for a very fresh farmers' market taste. The figs had to be cooked for two hours on the stove, which made them rich, sweet, and even softer, but I was hoping for the figs to lose even more of their shape. The resulting flavor was less fig newton and more fresh figs, which is great for featuring the flavor. I warned my co-workers that they would "really have to like fresh figs" to like these bars, but they were gone really quickly.

I would have liked the crumbly mixture to be less crumbly, so I would recommend cutting back either on the oats or flour.

Categories: Figs, Cookies

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