With Figs in season, I have been buying them at Harris Farm while they are on sale. We have enjoyed them with salads, and just as they are but I wanted to cook up the softer ones, but not jam, and after eating some Banana bread at a cafe this week, I thought, there has to be a fig bread somewhere. Well it seems I am not alone in my desire and there are many out there all adapted versions, so with that in mind, I read them all and then went to the kitchen and played this is what I decided on....the proof is in the baking.!!!
YOU WILL NEED
- 4 Bananas - the kind that nobody wants to eat cause the skins are black but not yet attracting the fruit fly.
- 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
- 2/3 Cup Panella (if you don't have this use brown sugar)
- 2 Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups Self Raising flour ( i would have prefered to use wholemeal so next time i will)
- 4 fresh figs, stemmed and cut into wedges.
- 1/2 Cup Macadamias, chopped
- Place Bananas in the bowl of the mixer, start to mash with your mixer and then slowly add the olive oil so that they become light and fluffy.
- Add the Panella continue beating till combined.
- Add the eggs one at a time. Continuing to beat.
- Add Vanilla, Cinnamon and Nutmeg mix again.
- Add Flour, Baking Soda and Baking powder and fold through till combined.
- Stir in Figs and Macadamias.
- Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
- Bake in a moderate oven for about 1 hour