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Saturday, November 25, 2006

fig and pecan coffee cake

recently i bought a bunch of dried figs. littlefoodie and i are absolutely in love with figs...all kinds, dried or fresh. we like them baked and stuffed with goat cheese, gorgonzola and wrapped in bacon. sweet, tart, name it we like our figs.
this coffee cake is wonderful. it maintains great moisture even though its packed with whole wheat and flaxseed and has just a moderate amount of sweetness.
next to a steaming dark roast and a little fruit salad we like of frozen wild blueberries and diced watermelon, it is a perfect breakfast.


fig and pecan coffee cake

1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached ap flour
1 tsp cinnamon
generous pinch each of nutmeg, cloves, ginger and cardamom
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup natural cane sugar
1/2 cup natural brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup of full fat sour cream or whole milk plain yogurt
1 cup chopped mission figs
1/2 cup chopped pecans

350F. grease and flour a bundt pan. set aside.

mix flours, spices, salt, baking powder and flaxseed meal in bowl. set aside.

beat butter in mixer until creamed. add sugars. add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. add vanilla.

add flour mixture and sour cream/yogurt alternately...beginning and ending with wet ingredient.

stir in figs and pecans. the batter is pretty thick.

spoon batter into pan and bake for an hour.

cool for a couple minutes and invert onto pan. slice and eat all of it!

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Anonymous karrie said...

I love figs and pecans almost as much as pumpkin. We have similar tastes, and you're a very bad influence!

3:53 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The texture on this cake looks just perfect. I love figs, when I was growing up we had a fig tree in the backyard. :)

Ari (Baking and Books)

9:33 AM

Anonymous Ivonne said...

You have such a cute blog!

Love the cake!

5:13 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Karrie:)) WHAT ARE DOING TO US?:))

Looks divine and I am getting a fork right now!

Love it:)

11:58 AM


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