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Wholewheat Spiced Fig Bread

greedybread's picture
greedybread

Wholewheat Spiced Fig Bread

Certainly getting Figgy with it!

Using up my Figs from Te Mata Figs that I purchased at the Auckland food show yesterday.

Very Figgilicious!!

No yucky preservatives or additives...Just beautiful figs!!

Heaven, Heaven, I am in heaven:)

Lovely Figs...mmmm
Lovely Figs...mmmm

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.

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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!

Chop them up...
Chop them up...
THE FIGS!!
THE FIGS!!
Ready to prove
Ready to prove
Ready for knockbacks!!
Ready for knockbacks!!
one becomes two!
one becomes two!

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.

figged out!
figged out!

I was a bit naughty and had fig jam on fig bread!

Talk about getting GREEDY!

ready....cooling..
ready....cooling..
Up Close and personal
Up Close and personal
wheaty!
wheaty!
first slice
first slice
very figgy!
very figgy!
close up!
close up!
figs galore
figs galore
a wee bit of butter!
a wee bit of butter!

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:)

Lovely Figs...mmmm
Lovely Figs...mmmm

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!

Te Mata Figs
Te Mata Figs

 

Comments

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

just about everything - specially cakes and bread.  Can't get them fresh here until September .Very nice bread greedy!

Happy baking

greedybread's picture
greedybread

our season is feb-april i think...very very small slice of time ..the figs i used are divine!!

Not sugary or anything...and they do drunken figs... gorgeous...jam, compote, yum yum yum...

have you ever used a quince? 

isand66's picture
isand66

Nice bread!  Haven't tried figs in bread yet so will have to give this a  go at some point.  Have to use my dates first though and finish off the pretzel rolls.

Cheers

Ian

greedybread's picture
greedybread

figs in bread...you have to make it!! it is better than chocolate in bread!! 

well almost! 

evonlim's picture
evonlim

my favorite fruit.. yummy baked with bread. all time favorite!

evon

greedybread's picture
greedybread

have you had a quince?