Today is Fig Newton Day!
I’ve cooked some weird things in my life, but this recipe is one of the more “off the wall” offerings! The combination of sweet, salty and savory is at work here.
Originally, the Fig Newton was just called the Newton. Fig rolls were first mass-produced in 1891 by Philadelphia baker and fig-lover Charles Roser, who in 1892 patented a machine which inserted fig paste into a cake-like dough, that was pastry-like, with a characteristic chewiness. Roser named his product “Newtons”, after the local town of Newton, Massachusetts.
Fig in a Blanket
1 fig Newton
1 tsp crumbled blue cheese
Blow torch it until the cheese starts to melt!