Hey! I made Fig Nortons! I don’t know what’s happening in my life anymore. I’m getting all gooped up all over the place. Work and friends and life and things.
And this dude who I’m thinking about a lot. He’s a total buttface and I didnt get to see him this weekend and I went to Meg’s wedding and I wished he was there and he wasn’t and I’m having some major gross feelings.
Anyway – these dumb feelings are a lot like the fig paste I made today. Sticky and sweet and disgusting to look at but you enjoy it anyway. FIG NORTONS!
Boil up about 12 fresh figs (minus the stems) with 2 cups of sugar, a cup of water and a cinnamon stick for 45 dang minutes! Drain and cool that mess and then put the figs into a food processor and make a fig paste (also known as feelings paste).
Make some dough! HGTV says 1 stick of butter, 1 egg, 1/3 cup sugar, 1-1/2 cups of AP flour, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp baking powder. (They also say 2 tbsp of orange juice, which I completely forgot but they still look and taste pretty great so do the juice if you want, but it’s not the end all…). Roll the dough out into a long rectangle. Spread the fig paste in a long line on one side of the dough-rectangle and then fold over the blank side onto the fig side and press that shit down.
Cook your fig log for 25-30 minutes at 350 – then cut into Norton-sized pieces.
I think these guys pair great with a peanut butter sandwich and some cold milk. But I’m not the boss of you – do whatever you want!