I have been listening to A LOT of books on tape. First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen is one of my recent favorites. The story is sweet and light and everything I needed for a quick escape. It has a touch of magic. I cant wait to listen to another of her books.
In the book she wrote about fig and pepper bread. I had to make it, I was totally intrigued. I made it twice now, the first recipe I did was a little dense but that probably was my starters fault, might have been a little depleted and in need of a feeding. Today I made it again and used my own ideas about it and was happy with the way it came out. I will definitely make it again. Today I found a recipe for it from the author. That was not on my cd , though I heard it was in the book. I am totally going to try that one next.
BLACK MISSION FIG AND CRACKED BLACK PEPPER BREAD
3 1/2 to 4 cups flour
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
4 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
10 dried mission figs, chopped into pieces*
1 1/2 cups water
Mix flour, salt, pepper and yeast until blended, by hand or with whisk attachment of mixer.