Simple Yet Elegant Fig Bread
Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://myadventuresincookingandbaking.blogspot.com/2010/02/fig-bread.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Heather Gorski
So Tim and I went and met up with our friend Paul and his girlfriend in VA at a coffee shop...we had some great fig bread and I said I need to figure out how to make this after I ate the whole loaf practically!
Thanks to Noir @ Group Recipes for this delicious Golden Fig Bread Recipe:
1 cup apple juice
1/4 cup unsalted butter (1/2 stick, or margarine)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups dried figs, stems removed, coarsely chopped
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1. In a small saucepan, heat the apple juice over moderately high heat just until boiling, about 3 minutes.
2. Remove from heat, add butter, and stir until melted.
3. Stir in the salt and figs.
4. Cool to room temperature.
5. Preheat the oven to 350*F.
6. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
7. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla until well incorporated. Stir in fig mixture and lemon rind.
8. Add all to the dry ingredients and stir until just moistened.
9. **Do not over mix.**
10. Spoon the batter into a greased 8"x4"x2" loaf pan.
11. Bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
12. Let it cool upright in the pan on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely.
13. Makes 1 loaf.