Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Big Sis taught me: Double Fig Bread

Common Fig

I'm blessed to have a sister with a sweet tooth that's larger than mine. She especially loves a moist fruit bread so for her birthday the only shopping I had to do took place in the supermarket. This bread features two main ingredients and they are both called Fig. First is Rock Fig, a local name for dwarf bananas in my home town. Second is the Common fig which I shed light on in 'Green Thumbs and Red Fingers'. Given the rarity of this fruit in Grenada, I had only one shot to get it right. Some shoddy baking soda got in the way of perfection but I promise that if you get all you ingredients in order and up to date, you will have the most delicate tasting fruit bread.

Double Fig Bread

3 Rock Figs, mashed equivalent to one large banana
3 Common Figs, diced equivalent to 1 cup
2 cups flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp mixed essence
1 tsp all spice
3/4 cup plain yoghurt
pinch of salt

1. Preheat oven at 375 C.
2. Mix sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and all spice. Set aside.
3. Mix yoghurt and Rock Fig together and set aside.
4. Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs one at a time.
5. Add essence and yoghurt banana mixture and mix in well.
6. Stir in the dry mixture and end by folding in Common Figs.
7. Bake for 40 mins at 400 C or remove when tooth pick comes out clean.
8. Cool and slice..Happy Bday Sis!