Intolerant Fig Rolls / Fig Newtons

FIG ROLLS………. yes that’s what I said……….ROLLS !!!!! ROLLS !!!!!

Back away from the Newton 😜😜 If it wasn’t for a group of International bakers and the playground I play in, I would have lead a life Newtonless πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and to be fair I don’t feel its adding any benefit to my general health and well-being , maybe in and IQ for Mensa it may help or most likely a pub quiz πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

And I’m claiming rolling rights due to the fact there is strong suspicion that Newton was old Isaac which means I have the British upper hand

If fact for all the banter nobody wins they are in fact Egyptian……..Christopher Columbus wrote a full page about them………so if your Spanish you’ve got a better claim. HI Spain πŸ™‹πŸ™‹πŸ˜€

Now I’ve cleared that up you’ve are in for a second debate… a cake or a biscuit…….all right cookie if you insist 😜

Answers on a postcard to Clares Cauldron πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. My money is biscuit as it can be dunked and is sold in the biscuit aisle……oh goodness its like the great Jaffa Cake debate all over again 😱😱😱

Cos infact its technically said its a cake……..but come on its a fig paste encased in a soft biscuit ( COOKIE, I heard you wincing πŸ˜‚) how does that become a cake……..will leave you with that to ponder cos I’m on night duty and my head cant figure it out πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

Right back to the baking………….

Once again I’m going to say, if you want to bake intolerance wise you need a food processor. Nothing trick mines not expensive this is it one day i might upgrade but this more than does the job–mixers—food-processors-44/sainsburys-home-food-processor-131604322-p

Oh and you will need the Tigernut flour you used for the digestives we baked , we are wholemeal equivalent again……..remember there are no nuts in Tigernuts its totally nut free

You can check it out here

Time to bake……………

Oh god, shes staking yet again πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

Intolerant Fig Rolls / Fig Newton

Soft Biscuit Cookie Filled with A Mass of Figginess Goodness GF, DF, V Refined Sugar free Option

This recipe will make 10 Fig Rolls, mansize , or 15 lady size
Refine sugar Free Option given within the recipe


    The Biscuit / Cookie
  • 140 g Gluten free Plain flour , I recommend Dove farms UK or Pillsbury US
  • 30 g Tigernut Flour
  • 60 g Cornflour
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 50 g Dark Brown Sugar or Sukrin Gold
  • 50 g Granulated Sugar or Xylitol
  • 65 g Vegan Butter Block not spread , Pure or Stork Block UK, Earth Balanced butter US
  • 60 g Unsweetened Apple Sauce, ( stewed Bramley apples Uk , Macintosh US or jar of baby apple puree πŸ™Š)
  • 3 tbsp Aquafaba ( chickpea juice out of the can )
  • Filling
  • 250 g Dried Figs
  • 2 tbsp Agave Syrup ( or honey if not vegan )
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp of Lemon juice ( half the lemon you’ve just zested )


  1. Mix the flour, cornflour, xanthan gum, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon in a bowl ( stand mixer bowl if using one ) with a whisk to aerate
  2. Add the sugar to the flour mix and stir in
  3. Add the vegan butter to the dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until incorporated, basically crumbs
  4. Whisk the apple Sauce and the Aquafaba together in a bowl
  5. Add to the dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until the mixture starts to clump together and looks like below
  6. Transfer onto a sheet of cling film and shape into a rectangle, the dough will be slightly sticky
  7. Wrap in clingfilm and place in the fridge for an hour for the fluid to absorb and the mixture to cool a little
  8. Roughly Chop the Figs and place in the food processor with the lemon zest juice and agave syrup
  9. Blend until you get a thick paste for about 30 seconds
  10. Switch on oven preheat to 180 C / 160 C Convection /350 F
  11. After and hour roll the dough out on a sheet of lightly floured parchment , with a layer of clingfilm on the top

  12. Roll out to 36 cm by 15 cm rectangle
  13. If the dough gets unruly and not square it can be pushed back to shape with the edge of your hand ( knock it back ). Mine was 4 mm thick
  14. Take of the clingfilm and trim the edges
  15. Lets get messy, place the fig mixture in a sausage shape down the middle of the dough…..its sticky look, so when you’ve done it for goodness sake wash your hands
  16. Fold the edges over and press together
  17. Turn the ‘ log ‘ seam side down by flipping with the aid of the parchment
  18. The dough will be a little rough so sprinkle it with a little flour and rub it gently
  19. Cut into 1- 1 1/2 in slices ( you may get a runt πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)
  20. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment
  21. Bake for 15 minutes Lady Size and 20 minutes Mansize until slightly risen and well browned
  22. Place on a wire rack to cool
  23. Enjoy

So there you go, these are bigger than the usual commercial type, I’ve only seen Fig Rolls online to buy at an exorbitant price……I’m delighted with these and they evoke childhood memories for me, there was always a packet in the biscuit tin

Nibble off the outer casing and pick out the middle…… no that’s just a childhood dream πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š

Time for some pretty pictures I guess, keep you enthusiastic

Don’t they look glorious?
if you can stop at two you are lucky !!!!!
Look at that beautiful tender crumb😍😍😍
A little crumbporn
Ultimate Crumbporn

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Author: clarescauldron

UK first time blogger. Intolerance baking is my passion. Hobbiest but a tad obsessedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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