Challah with Figs
I love figs, in fact one of the holiday season gifts I get every year is a string of dried figs. I also love challah. For those of you who don’t know, challah is an egg bread that is often slightly sweet.
So it was very nice of Judy to use a recipe she found on line to bake a challah that has a filling of dried figs and orange zest swirled throughout. Delicious! I confess I may have eaten more than my share.
If you’d like to try making this yourself, the fig challah recipe is here.
This looks absolutely wonderful – what a pity we can’t all share it as easily as your post! I love figs too – I have about twenty on my tree, but sadly it was too cold for most of the summer for them to ever ripen, as my tree is not yet fully mature. But I can dream…. Happy autumn gardening – your plantings are looking as super as your baking! Ursula
How I wish I also had a fig tree. There is supposed to be a variety that is hardy here if you coddle it a bit. I’ll have to give it a try – when I figure out where to put it.
I love figs. This looks and sounds delicious. Figs and orange zest! Yum!
It is indeed delicious. I can’t really taste the orange zest, though there’s plenty in there.
Oh, my gosh – that looks fabulous! I love figs, too, fresh or dried, and I love challah. I’ve never attempted to make it, though…not very talented in the baking department. But that recipe you linked to has great step-by-step pictures, so might have to give it a try! Thanks!
I wish you luck! I’m not much of a baker either (I can make an apple pie, that’s about it) but Judy is talented in the kitchen, so I’m lucky.
Yum! Looks good!
It is delicious, but more of a special occasion food. Haven’t seen you write any posts for a while, hope everything is ok with you.
It looks (and sounds) delicious! I’ve had it a couple of times and enjoyed it. Maybe with a little bit of coffee?
Definitely good with coffee.
Yum! It looks divine.
It’s dangerous to have it sitting in the kitchen, every time you pass you want to cut another slice.
Fortunately, you could atone for eating more than your share on Yom Kippur!
Yes, although there are so many other things I have to atone for first.
It certainly looks healthy, nutritious and delicioius! I don’t get to eat fresh figs, only dried ones and in herbal soups.
I can get fresh figs only rarely. Never had figs in soup, but have had it stews like tagines.
Although I thought the recipe looked a little complicated (Jason linked to it, it’s from Smitten Kitchen, a really great cooking blog), the challah was actually pretty easy to make. Jason asked today if I could make it with apricots, which would be quite easy to substitute; I’m thinking it would be great with prunes also.
That looks all kinds of good. Yum.~~Dee