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Fig and Walnut Roll.
« on: December 02, 2012, 04:24:56 am »
Although this can be served with a Cheese Board at any time of the year,  it seems to appear only at Christmas time. I bought a roll,( $13 ) to taste and then searched the Web for recipes.  This is my interpretation. And was it easy in the TMX.  I couldn't believe it.  It is important to use the best,  freshest Walnuts you can buy. You will make 4 logs for the price of 1.

400g dried figs.
300g walnuts ,  OR  200g walnuts and 100 g of pistachios. Hand chopped,  not too small.
300g liquid,  made up of 5 mls vanilla Extract
                                    20 mls Brandy
                                    20 mls lemon juice
                                     70 mls of Honey
                                    185 mls of water
                                    1 teaspoon of mixed spices and a pinch of salt.

Method
Remove the hard stalk from Figs and cut in half. Turbo several times into small pieces and set aside. No need to wash bowl.
Add liquid ingredients to bowl, cook 10 mins/ Varoma /speed 1.  
Allow to cool 10 minutes,  then add Figs back into bowl.
Stand in bowl with lid off and cool.
When cool , add chopped nuts and mix 3 seconds on REVERSE.
Divide into 4 portions and roll into logs  12 cm long and 4 1/2 cm in diameter.
Store in fridge to set up.

The logs are easily rolled in glad wrap.  It is necessary to firmly form the rounds with your hands.
If kept i the freezer they are easier to cut into neat rounds,
They are also best made 1 moth before needed so that the figs can absorb all the liquid and the flavours can blend.


        
  
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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 04:32:30 am »
This looks absolutely wonderful!!  Thank you!  I guess the problem now is to find really fresh walnuts - but would really like to try this for Christmas! :D

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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 05:29:51 am »
Goldfish,  this tastes really fab.  A bit difficult to slice so I have stuck it in the freezer.  Martha Stewart wrapped hers in rice paper as I suspect she had the same problem.  Mind you Mine was only 1 hour old when I had to have a taste.  The Walnuts were from the Farmers market in Kyneton.  Boonderoo Company.  With walnuts,  I now try before I buy. 
It is a very easy recipe.

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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 05:54:54 am »
Oh yum. Sounds wonderful. Now a big fan of dried figs. Didn't do much with the first batch from the bulk order, we just ate them as they were :-))
May I ask, did you use the commercial mixed spice or did you make up your own mix? Thanks :)
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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 06:25:24 am »
Thanks for this recipe I'm definitely going to try it. We used to have something similar when we were kids but it also had ginger in it. I might try half with and half without.

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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 06:27:17 am »
Djinn ! I make my own spice mix.  Quatre Epices,  and use it in any recipe , savory or sweet,  that calls for a mix of spices.  
10 g of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and 20 g. White pepper.  The recipe is from Mark Best,  adapted for the TMX.  It is a beauty.
Maggie Beer has a terrific recipe for a type of Pav,  with dried figs.

Wonder,  that would be very nice.  I would use preserved ginger.

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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 07:14:52 am »
On yum chookie... Thx
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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2012, 09:23:06 am »
Thank you Chookie :-* I had missed the Quatre Epices recipe but I have it now ;D
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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 09:59:43 am »
Chookie it's preserved ginger that I remember. I have some in the cupboard so will give it a try.

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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2012, 10:48:15 am »
Your a star Chookie sharing your recipes with us :-* :-*
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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2012, 11:27:42 am »
Chookie I am definitely going to make this. I bought a fig and walnut roll in Hahdorf and promptly ate all of it over a few days. DH didn't even get a taste. Thank you.
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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2012, 07:53:43 pm »
Cookie,  I paid $13 for the one I bought.  Couldn't believe how expensive it was. 
For those who make this,  don't use the softened figs as the figs need to soak up the liquid in the recipe.

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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2012, 08:32:27 pm »
thanks ACW i was going to buy soft figs  ;D
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2012, 11:38:29 pm »
Uni,  even the dried ones have different amounts of moisture.  I opened another packet today and they weremore moist than what I used yesterday,  so will cut the water back to 100 mls.
The logs i froze last night didn't set hard and were good for slicing. 
I was wondering if the mix may also be rolled in balls.

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Re: Fig and Walnut Roll.
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 12:10:37 pm »
Sounds delicious Chookie, thank you.  :D