Wholewheat Spiced Fig Bread
Certainly getting Figgy with it!
No yucky preservatives or additives...Just beautiful figs!!
Heaven, Heaven, I am in heaven:)
It would have been easy just to EAT them all, very easy.
But I decided to be ungreedy and share the figs by baking them in a bread.
Not all mind you, I saved a few for myself.
My last 2 fig breads , Fig with Walnuts and Aniseed (sweet but nice with cheese! depends on your taste)
Or the Original Fig bread ( sweet or savoury) were made with white flours, so I thought a whole wheat flour would be nice.
You could use either of these two recipes as a template , if you feel ok, creating your own recipes.
Use half white and half wheat and you want a little more water and the dough to be a wee bit wetter as whole wheat can make it drier:)
A wee bit more yeast as well is needed and malt powder too.
I also added some Billingtons Dark Muscavado in the dry mix, just half a cup, to add to the flavours when I mixed through the spices with the dry ingredients.
Remember lightly dust the figs with flour before adding into the dough):
Hearty and tasty, a more hardy bread for winter!
I loved these figs because they weren't all sticky and sickly sweet.
Nothing wrong with sticky but overly sweet with added sugars??? Blurgh!!
I could easily eat these instead of lollies)
Nice and chewy but not over the top.
Their jam is scrummy, and not overly sweet, whihc is great.
You taste the fruit, not the sugar.
I was a bit naughty and had fig jam on fig bread!
Talk about getting GREEDY!
Strong cup of tea, feet up and LARGE GREEDY slice of bread!!
Nice without butter, fresh as...
Nice toasted...with a little butter or heaven forbid clotted cream!
Get outta here!
ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY!!
P.S Full and proper greedy recipe to come:)
See how you go with amending the other recipes:)
Tomorrow I am off to the Foodshow again...@ the icook Kitchen Stall.
More figs and the other Fig and orange jam, I will buy, me thinks):
I think I will teach this bread at my Bread workshop @ Parnell Trust at the end of August.
Why not come and join me?
You too can be Figgy!