Anise-Scented Fig and Date Swirls

Anise-Scented Fig and Date Swirls
Photo by Romulo Yanes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons anise seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup soft dried figs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 cup pitted dates
    • 4 ounces cream cheese
    • 10 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 large egg yolk
    • ¼ cup granulated raw sugar such as turbinado or Demerara

Purée figs and dates with water and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar in a blender or food processor until almost smooth. Whisk together flour, anise, baking powder and soda, and salt in a bowl. Beat together butter, cream cheese, and remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a large bowl with an electr...

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Variations on Anise-Scented Fig and Date Swirls

  • Anise-Scented Fig and Date Swirls
    • 1 tablespoon ground anise seeds
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/3 cup water
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • +8 other ingredients


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