Here’s another recipe I was avoiding because it just didn’t sound like my sort of thing and now that I’ve made it, I can’t wait to make it again. SO DELICIOUS!
It’s a quick bread and it comes together very easily. One thing you need is dried figs and I found them in the produce section near the organic ingredients and the fresh herbs. The recipe calls for a pound of dried figs; I must not have been paying attention and just got a half-pound, but it all worked out fine in the end. I can only imagine that using the full amount of figs would make the bread all that more flavorful.
The dried figs are re-hydrated a bit in hot water. Toasted walnuts, sour cream, butter, brown sugar, and eggs make up the rest of the wet ingredients.
The dry ingredients include allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I love this kind of stuff.
The figs are pureed with some of the hot water.
Mix it all together and put it in two loaf pan to bake.
They smell fantastic while baking but the taste is what’s truly remarkable. If you are ever having a cold, miserable day when winter seems like it’s never going to end, let me know and I will bake you a loaf of this bread. I loved it drizzled with honey – so good after an afternoon of skiing!