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Simple Fig Bread

I love fig, especially those dried figs.They are delicious and rich in dietary fibre.

Back in the good old days when I was young, I like eating Fig Rolls – a sweet biscuit filled with fig paste in the middle.

Jacob's Fig Rolls

To fill my dream of eating fig, I decided to bake a fig bread today.

Fig Bread recipe:

IngredientsGrams/mlBaker’s %
Main dough  
  Bread flour24096%
  Whole-wheat flour104%
  Instant yeast3.751.5%
  Unsalted Butter12.55%
  Dried Fig10040%
Bread dough and fig filings
Bread dough and fig filings


Fillings – Figs

  • Prepare a pot of boiling water and soak the dried figs into the water for 30 seconds
  • Take out and dry the figs with kitchen paper
  • Cut the figs into smaller pieces

Main Dough

  1. Mix all the ingredients (except the unsalted butter and figs)
  2. Knead the dough until it is smooth on the surface
  3. Add the unsalted butter and knead until the dough is firm
  4. Add the figs to the dough and mix them thoroughly
  5. Leave the dough to rise for 90 minutes
  6. Relax the dough
  7. Divide the dough into 2 pieces and shape them into balls
  8. Cover the dough and leave them for 15 minutes
  9. Shape the dough into two short oval loaves and leave them for a final proof of 60 minutes or until double in size

This time, I will use another scoring pattern – Polka.



Pre-heat the oven to 240°C and lower the temperature to 230°C right after putting the dough inside the oven.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Two loaves of Fig Bread - ready to be served
Two loaves of Fig Bread – ready to be served

While baking the bread, my kitchen was filled with the wonderful flavour of fig.

Oh, I loved it. 😍😍

Couldn’t wait to have a slice of it. 🤣🤣

Texture of the Fig Bread
Texture of the Fig Bread

Fresh and tasty 👍👍

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