California Fig Nut Bread
This walnut quick bread recipe is as simple as stir and bake. Slice into the walnut quickbread studded with sweet California dried figs, best served warm.
Servings 8 slices
- 2 cups all-purpose flour unbleached, plus more for dusting pan
- 1 cup walnuts chopped coarse
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp table salt
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled
- 1 egg large
- 2 cups Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs stems removed, chopped coarse
- Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 by 5-inch loaf pan; dust with flour, tapping out excess.
- Spread nuts on rimmed baking sheet and toast until fragrant, 5 to 10 minutes; set aside.
- Stir buttermilk and sugar together in medium bowl. Add melted butter and egg; stir until combined. Stir in dried figs until combined. In another medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nuts. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture with rubber spatula until just moistened. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth surface with rubber spatula.
- Bake until loaf is dark brown and skewer inserted in center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool at least 1 hour before serving.
NOTE: The loaf can be wrapped with plastic wrap and stored at room temperature for up to 3 days. Recipe provided by Cook’s Country TV. Valley Fig Growers is a proud sponsor of Cook’s Country TV.