My adorable neighbor, Mason, brought me some fresh figs from his garden. When I walked into the kitchen and saw the walnuts from the bread I made yesterday, I just put them together. Oh, and then I saw some dried, sweetened oranges in my cabinet from Trader Joe’s….a recipe was born.
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups ripe figs, mashed
3/4 cups melted and cooled butter
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup chopped walnuts
Trader Joe’s Sweetened and Dried Orange Slices
Heat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pans.
In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat the eggs. Add the sugar and beat well. With the mixer on low speed, add mashed figs and vegetable oil.
Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Add the flour mixture to the first mixture alternating with the buttermilk. Beat until well blended.
Fold in chopped walnuts
Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
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