|Forever on duty.|
So the story goes that I follow someone on Instagram, who follows someone else on Instagram, who has a blog, who made some raw fig bars. I've never been a huge Newton fan, but for some reason this recipe mesmerized me, and I wanted to give it a go.
|I think it was the simple ingredients that pulled me in.|
I'm always a little wary of Internet recipes that seem too easy for their own good. I tried to loosen my wary pants while I worked on these. Also, common knowledge: I can't leave a recipe alone, and if a recipe is appealing in its simplicity, of course I'm gonna get in there and complicate things a bit.
I left the recipe alone as much as I could, but I added a teaspoon or so of orange blossom water to the figs. And it needed lots more than a teaspoon of fresh orange juice to get whirling around in my mini chopper, and I also added a mini pinch of salt. I also found the filling made too small of an amount to whirl in a blender or food processor, so consider yourself warned.
Once I added enough dates, the dough came together quickly into a nice ball in the food processor. Of course, I also added salt to this, and next time I'd leave out the agave, since it was plenty sweet and moist from the dates.
This made a small plateful of squares, I'd guess around 16.