The amazing recipes from this cookbook don’t stop! This week was fig squares with a buttery almond crust, what my roommate said is now in her top 3 of the best things I’ve baked.
I am IN LOVE with these sweet squares of goodness. Plus I like to think that the fruit makes them healthier.
The Fika recipe book actually has a recipe for fig preserves to use on these, however I ran into some at the store where I also found lingonberry preserves. And what’s more Swedish than lingonberries?! So I decided to go half and half.
These were relatively easy to make, and quite fun getting my hands messy in the bowl to make the dough. The only challenge was the lattice work on top. I don’t think I chilled the dough long enough (thanks to my impatience) to be able to easily handle the strips of dough without them breaking. So I just layered them over each other. And I’d say it still came out looking pretty good!
But FAR more importantly, these bars are divine. I can’t help but grab one before leaving my apartment each morning.
And another one when I return…
Seriously though, you have to make these.
Fika: The Art of The Swedish Coffee Break, with Recipes for Pastries, Breads, and Other Treats by Anna Brones & Johanna Kindvall