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Original Italian Fig Cookies w/Pictures

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by mette56, Dec 22, 2011.

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  1. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    Recipe came from Sicily three generations back. Make it every Christmas and ship around to friends and family.Total cost approxametly $30.00 (figs are not cheap) but recipe makes over 50 good sized cookies. They keep on the counter or ice box for a long time. Best to have a grinder and use small hole plate.

    Dough:

    5 cups flour

    16 tbls Crisco

    1 1/2 cup water

    1 tsp vanilla flavoring

    3 tsp sugar

    1 1/2 tsp salt

    NEED TOGETHER-Roll flat and thin

    Filling:

    (3) 24 oz. paks dried figs

    1 cup sugar

    1 cup chopped pecans

    1 cup water

    pinch salt

    Juice from 1/2 large lemon plus grind or finely chop the rhine and add to mix

    3 oz raisins

    Mix and grind all together--blend well

    Roll dough fairly thin and cut in strips. Fill with fig mixture (about 3/4" in diameter) and roll up. Do not double roll with two layers of dough...only slight overlap to hold filling in. Pinch and seal the ends. Flatten somewhat per picture. Cut a few vent holes as shown. Cookie should end up being about 4" long. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.

    Mangiare!

    Merry Christmas to all...

    milt
     
  2. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    Man those look good. I bet that would be good with dates too.
     
  3. DENNISMASTROLIA1

    DENNISMASTROLIA1 Active Member

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    Crisco?----Oh my heart.
     
  4. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    Dennis,

    When Crisco is baked at 325 degrees for 45 minutes it converts from a bad trans and saturated fat to an omega3 fatty acid substance full of fibre, antioxidents, and other goodies that aid blood flow to the heart. You didn't know that?

    Come on, it's Christmas...;)

    Blessings to all at your house!

    milt
     
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