Fig and Orange Bread
My fresh Fig and Orange Bread (also known as ‘quick bread’) is so easy and makes for a lovely breakfast treat, afternoon snack or scrumptious dessert. A slightly sweet cake bread with lots of orange flavor, baked in a loaf pan that is best served warm out of the oven or room temperature.
This is my favorite sweet bread yet. I do still love my banana bread (link) but this is my new favorite as the flavor combination is just so perfect.
If you’re a fig fan and wait patiently for them every year, then you know that fresh figs are so good on their own. However, they are just as delicious in baked goods, Dessert Tarts or a Galette with Brie. Also, they are fantastic in appetizers like Warm Figs with Goat Cheese, Pistachios and Balsamic Glaze, a Fig and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese with Rosemary Butter and on Flatbread with Figs, Prosciutto and Arugula.
Optional additions to fig and orange bread
Chopped nuts. Pecans, walnuts or almonds are all delicious options.
There are 2 types of figs, black mission (the most popular) that are small, purple, pear-shaped fruit filled with edible seeds that are perfectly sweet and good for you. Golden figs are yellow on the outside and taste a little more nutty.
Yes. You will need to soak them in warm water to add back their moisture, but they will work the same as fresh when plumped up.
Choosing the best figs
You want the freshest figs to achieve the best results. The skins should be smooth, wrinkle-free and they should look plump and be slightly soft, not firm.
How to store figs
Because they are picked when ripe, they don’t last long at room temperature. They are best refrigerated in a shallow bowl for a few days. Just rinse before eating.
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