Fig and walnut bars

    Fig and walnut bars


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    About this recipe: Slightly spicy, nutty biscuit bars with a rich fig flavour.

    Serves: 42 

    • 200g (7 oz) caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 100g (4 oz) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 400g (14 oz) chopped dried figs
    • 100g (4 oz) chopped walnuts
    • 100g (4 oz) icing sugar for rolling

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 160 C / Gas mark 3. Grease and flour a 23x33cm (9x13 in) baking tin.
    2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick and pale. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cloves, cinnamon and allspice; blend into the egg mixture along with the vanilla. Finally fold in the chopped figs and walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and spread evenly.
    3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly toasted. When cool, cut into squares and roll in icing sugar.

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