|Wax paper made it easy to roll out and measure|
I already had planned on making two different kinds - Apricot (for me) and Cinnamon/Sugar (for my Critic), but then I went to Trader Joe's and saw dried figs and Fig Butter. From the jar, "Fig Butter? Don't be confused...there is no butter in it! To be a butter, a spread must contain more fruit than sugar...which results in the very concentrated fig flavor you find in this wonderful spread." And it's very tasty.
|For the apricot I used Apricot Preserves. I just didn't feel like making the Levkar.|
|Ready to roll...I did half nuts, half without.|
And because I was feeling even more ambitious, I did the cinnamon/sugar version as well as a Nutella one! So, in all I ended up with 4 different kinds - each with and without nuts for the nut-free friends, but I can't promise a nut crumb didn't sneak in. There's my disclaimer. Just saying...
After they were all baked and cooled (thank you, double oven), I tried one of each. For testing purposes, of course. I have to say the Apricot are my fav, then Nutella, and tied for third are the Fig and Cinnamon/Sugar. Nutella would have been first, but I'm still on chocolate overload after the tartlets.
And My Critic says: Why do they look different? (Not rolled in the traditional crescent-shape). Two thumbs up! (He originally only wanted the Cinnamon/Sugar ones, but I convinced him to try the Apricot. I mean, they're rolled in so much sugar you can't even taste the fruit!)
If you'd like to try making them for yourself, check out fellow TWD members Jessica of My Baking Heart and Margaret of The Urban Baker. Up next = Irish Soda Bread