Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Figs & Walnut Tea Bread ~ 无花果和核桃蛋糕


This is a moist quick bread bursting with the flavour of sweet figs and crunchy walnuts with a slight hint of cinnamon.   The chopped dried figs need to be softened by adding boiling water, a bit of salt, baking soda, stir and leave to cool to room temperature.  The whole lot together with the liquid is then added into the batter.  I used Rapadura sugar which is an unrefined sugar from the Uva province in Sri Lanka.  You can read more about Rapadura sugar from 'here'.








Figs & Walnut Tea Bread ~  无花果和核桃蛋糕   (adapted from 'here' with modifications)



Ingredients

  • 225 gm Figs, softened and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 50 gm walnuts, lightly toasted and chopped
  • 260 gm plain flour
  • 70 gm Rapadura sugar (can use brown or caster sugar)
  • 1.1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 113 gm cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Method
  1. Chop up the dried figs, add a pinch of salt, baking soda and pour a cup of hot boiling water over it.  Give it a stir and leave to cool to room temperature, about 20 to 30 mins.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.  Stir in the Rapadura sugar, mix well.
  3. Add in the cold butter and cut in or rub with your finger tips to resemble bread crumbs.  Make a well in the centre and add in the lightly beaten egg,  chopped walnuts, vanilla, figs and the water.  Mix till just combined.
  4. Transfer the batter into a greased and flour dusted 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.  Level the surface with a spatula.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for 50 to 60 mins. or till a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven, let cool in pan and then remove the bread from the pan to cool completely on a wire rack.




2 comments:

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  1. My kind of breakfast with some homemade nut butter. Your quick bread looks fantastic, Cheah.

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  2. Cheah, I just got a bag of dried figs from the US. Would definitely love to try your recipe, sounds so yummy!

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