Fig Bread

Fig Bread

Recipe shared by Dale Presley of Daphne, Al. Dale says figs grow plentiful in Alabama when in season. She also thinks for the ones of us without the fresh fruitful supply we may use the dry figs as a substitute.
3 eggs
2-1/2 cups sugar
2 cups ripe figs, peeled and mashed
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup chopped pecans ( also can use walnuts!)

Beat eggs, add sugar and beat well. Add the mashed figs and vegetable oil.

Sift together flour, soda, salt and cinnamon. Add the fig mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Beat Well.

Fold in chopped pecans. Bake at 350 egrees for 1 hour in greased and floured loaf pans.

Makes 2 large or 3 small loaves.

7 thoughts on “Fig Bread

  1. Thanks Dale! Figs are my most favorite little thing! I love them. Just can’t get enough of them. But, guess what I have never had fig bread! I can’t wait! It looks pretty easy. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh my goodness I will tell you the fig bread is delicious. I was lucky enough to have the joy of having this delicacy at Dale’s home and she even gave me some to take home. Everyone will really enjoy it. It is nice this time of year with your favorite Fall coffee or tea.

  3. Dale this looks like a great recipe. I love figs and have a fig tree that produced a lot of figs this year but they are finished producing now so may have to try with dry figs. I sure appreciate getting a recipe that I can also use next season in anticipation of another good crop of figs. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Dale, do you think I could not peel? I usually eat the peel? Or, do you think it depends on kind of figs?

    And, I think dry figs have peel? Wonder how I would deal with this?

    1. Dale,, this is a great idea. Will have to try it when I get the chance.

      Sara,Being a Northern girl, I learned to eat fresh figs in Florida. We have eaten the skin mostly unless the skin was bruised in places. Dried figs have skin but I have never peeled a dry fig. I sometimes soak them in water to soften them.

      Sara, I think figs are healing. In the O.T. the man [Hezekiah] with a boil was told to put a poultice of figs on the wound and he was healed, to the glory of God, our Healer.

  5. Figs fascinate me! Dale with her love of preserving and caring and sharing her figs got me thinking about just how many times the “Fig” was mentioned in the Bible and it’s many uses. I started with; “The fig tree is the third tree to be mentioned by name in the Hebrew Bible. The first is the Tree of life and the second is the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam and Eve used the leaves of the fig tree to sew garments for themselves after the Fall, when they realized that they were naked (Genesis 3:7).” Wikipedia….This is just the beginning of the fig story.

    Hope you will visit The Bible and the life of The Fig!

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