Did you know there was a Fig Roll Shortage?

    I was in Sainsburys last night and noticed a sign on shelf saying they got no fig rolls.Just remembered about it now,so have posted a link about it,see next post.

    I don't particularly like them!

    It's like the Ham stock cube shortage all again.


    Likes a fig roll occasionally........never too sure whether it's the biscuity bit or the fig bit I like best.........but nice with a cuppa now and again.Now there's a shortage I'm gonna want some,aren't I.....:x:-D

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    Likes a fig roll occasionally........never too sure whether it's the … Likes a fig roll occasionally........never too sure whether it's the biscuity bit or the fig bit I like best.........but nice with a cuppa now and again.Now there's a shortage I'm gonna want some,aren't I.....:x:-D

    yeh usually the way. I also noticed they didn't have ham stock cubes,so I think they still a bit short in some shops,and this Sainsburys was pretty big I was in,sell clothes,comp games etc.

    I had to send my friend Glasgow way 4 boxes of Knorr Ham Stock cubes a few wks back,shoul last her a while,she mainly uses them for soup.

    i love fig rolls, so am distraught

    Ooh I haven't had a fig roll in ages. Looks like I Probably won't be able to now for a while! Really fancy one now you've mentioned it

    Garibaldis are a nice alternative - or Fly Cemetary Biscuits as my Dear Old Dad used to call them :w00t:
    This is 120 calories apparently

    (thanks to
    [SIZE="3"]Roasted Fig and Black Pepper Biscotti[/SIZE] ]recipe
    "These biscotti a reminiscent of Fig Newtons, but with a subtle kick. They make an excellent light dessert pared with a Vin Santo, or other sweet wine.

    Biscotti are simple to make. In Italian ‘bis’ means twice and ‘cotto,’ cooked, making biscotti, literally ‘twice baked’ cookies. On a day to day basis I make Orange Almond and Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti, both of which share the same base recipe as Roasted Fig and Pepper Biscotti.

    [COLOR="Teal"] Basic Biscotti Recipe
    This base recipe, which I adapted from one I found on the side of a Bob’ Red Mill flour bag, is better the day after it is made. Once the cookies are completely cooled and have a few hours to dry out they gain a nice snap. I love that because they are one of the few things I can get ahead on without sacrificing quality.

    1 1/2 cups unbleached flour

    1/4 tsp salt

    1 1/2 tsp baking powder

    2 tbs unsalted butter

    1/2 cup sugar

    1/4 cup honey, warmed

    1 egg, room temperature

    1 tsp Vanilla

    Shaping, wet hands, double baking.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the warmed honey, egg and vanilla. Sift flour, salt and baking soda together and gently fold the mixture into the wet ingredients.

    Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. With damp hands (to prevent sticking) press the dough together and then separate it into two equal balls. Gently roll these balls into 8” logs and place on well oiled or silicone mat lined baking sheet. If you do any baking at all I strongly recommend purchasing a silicone mat.

    Again moisten your fingers and flatten the logs into 11/2” high loaves. Bake until firm, about 30 minutes, and allow to cool slightly. Reduce oven temperature to 325. When the cookies are no longer hot to the touch cut them into 1” pieces. Begin at a 45 degree angle from the end of the log to achieve the traditional angular shape. As you cut, flip the cookies so the cut side is facing up. Sprinkle with sugar and bake until just beginning to brown.

    Roasted Fig and Black Pepper Biscotti

    Cut approximately 2-3 cup fresh figs in half, place on an oiled sheet pan, and roast at 350 until they are oozing a thick syrup and are about half of their original size .

    Grind 1tsp black peppercorns and 1tps fennel seeds until smooth. Either use a spice grinder, a mortal and pestal, or a pepper grinder for both spices. Mix the spices into the dry ingredients, incorporate with wet ingredients, add figs, shape and bake.[/COLOR]"

    I'd heard something about this on the radio the other night, strange!

    I know this was discussed a few weeks back but I just remembered about the thread whilst eating some biscuits and searched for it and found this article on the Daily Mail....…770

    dont like them...not really into cakes and biscuits.... more into crisps! evil carbs...tell u what spending time on net might be geeky but sure stops u snacking..ive lost some weight because of hukd instead of aimless snacking at night! woohoo

    Like them, but saw them the other day.

    sell them on ebay.....

    someone just left me feedback that read like this.....

    " g is without bees the world be a worser place, they polllenate all the flowers each year, so they will grow for next summer, yet people try to kill them when they get near us, why?"

    but it was left via this thread…953

    ????????? I am confused?????????


    sell them on ebay.....

    they are probably the poisoned ones lol!!

    Good for dunking !!

    Fig Rolls that is !
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