26 – Fig roll fusion


Ingredients – Dry figs, oat, dates, all spice, vanilla and agave nectar

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Fig rolls or Figolu, as we commonly call them in France, are an old time favourite of mine. They remind me of my childhood and during one of my last trips to France I rediscovered them and wondered if I was the only person really liking them? Until a few weeks ago, when I was with a lovely person who surprised me by having a packet of fig rolls in his car! I then got inspired and decided to create a raw version. Fig roll lovers rock!

Here is how to make those fig rolls (using a standard coffee mug):

Makes about 10 little bites

For the crust

3/4 cup of oat

1/4 cup of muesli

3/4 cup of dates

1 tsp of all spice

For the filling

1 cup of dry figs (soaked in water for at least an hour)

1/2 tsp of vanilla

1 tsp of agave nectar

– To make the crust simply blend the oat and muesli together so that you obtain a dusty texture. Add the all spice and mix well. Then add the dates one by one while blending and until you obtain the right consistency.

– Spread the crust on top of cling film, cover it with another sheet of cling film and using a roller, roll it out until you have a rectangle which is about 15x10cm. Remove the cling film on the top.

– For the filling, simply squeeze the water out of the soaked figs then put them in the blender with the agave nectar and vanilla. Blend for about 2 minutes.

– Spread the filling on top of the crust, covering about a third of it. Then using the bottom sheet of cling film, roll the uncovered part of the crust on top of the filling (like a swiss roll).

– Cut the roll in little bites.

– Eat now or keep them in the freezer for a special weekend away.

– Et voilà!



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