Fig bread is a type of bread that is made with dried figs, which give it a unique flavor and texture. Fig bread is made with a combination of flour, yeast, sugar, and water, as well as dried figs. The figs are usually chopped or pureed and added to the dough, which is then baked until it is golden brown.
Fig bread can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. It can also be sliced and served as an accompaniment to cheese or other savory dishes. A perfect addition to a cheese platter to balance out the rich cheese flavour with a sweet delicious fig flavour.
The fig bread is filled with Pajarero figs, also known as “pajarete” figs, which are small and sweet, with a delicate flavor. They are often dried and used in confectionery and pastry making, particularly in the famous Spanish dessert known as “pan de higo” (fig bread).
One of the reasons that Pajarero figs are so well-suited for drying is that they have a thin, delicate skin that allows moisture to escape quickly during the drying process. This helps to concentrate the flavor and sweetness of the figs, resulting in a more intense and flavorful end product.