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Appears in
Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

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This is a good, rich bread, delicious eaten with cheese or just with butter by itself.


  • 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp


Combine the flour with the baking powder, salt, and sugar, and sift over the chopped figs. Blend well to coat the figs with the flour mixture (this will prevent them from falling to the bottom of the bread). Mix the eggs with the cold milk, and add to the flour and fig mixture, mixing thoroughly. As you go along, add the melted butter and stir in.

Turn the dough into a generously grease