Thursday, 24 September 2015

Fabulous Figs

It's a bit of a family joke that eating a Fig Roll covers at least one of your '5-a-day' - who knows it could be more - depends on how many you scoff in one go of course! Joking aside figs are a good source of dietary fibre, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamins A, E & K. So these naturally sweet fruit will promote a healthy nervous system and contribute to strong bones.

Fig Rolls are a long time favourite with hubby Dave and he has experimented with most of the supermarket own brands as well as the more upmarket and expensive Jacobs. One website has gone to the trouble of comparing most of the varieties out there - now that's dedication to the cause! So I decided it was time to try and make my own and found a great recipe on The Little Loaf website. What they lacked in appearance and uniformity they more than made up for in taste and they disappeared very quickly.

With some dried figs left over I decided to try out a Fig and Honey Coil recipe in my Pocket Bakery cookbook. Similar to Chelsea Buns these use an enriched yeasted dough onto which a fig and honey mixture is spread. The rectangular dough is then rolled up and left to rise before glazing and cooking. If anyone wants the recipe please send me a message.

A nice fruity twist on the classic Chelsea Bun recipe - delicious.


  1. I love fig rolls too which is why I won't be making these. I'd eat every one .

    1. They wouldn't win any prizes in a beauty contest but they tasted good. Daves very particular about the balance between pastry and filling and these passed his taste test!