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  1. #1
    madis Guest

    Default Help with Fig nut bread

    I've made this bread twice but it always crumbles. Instead of 1 cup dates I
    just use 2 cups dried figs and I substitute splenda for the sugar. Does
    anyone have any suggestions to keep it from falling apart when sliced?
    Ingredients:

    1 cup chopped pitted dates

    1 cup chopped dried figs

    1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

    1 cup boiling water

    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    2 eggs

    3/4 cup all-purpose flour

    3/4 cup whole wheat flour

    1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    1/2 teaspoon salt





  2. #2
    Cindy Fuller Guest

    Default Re: Help with Fig nut bread

    In article <hZSd[email protected]> ,
    "madis" <bear_off@(nospam)hotmail.com> wrote:

    > I've made this bread twice but it always crumbles. Instead of 1 cup dates I
    > just use 2 cups dried figs and I substitute splenda for the sugar. Does
    > anyone have any suggestions to keep it from falling apart when sliced?
    > Ingredients:
    >
    > 1 cup chopped pitted dates
    >
    > 1 cup chopped dried figs
    >
    > 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    >
    > 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    >
    > 1 cup boiling water
    >
    > 1/2 cup white sugar
    > 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    >
    > 2 eggs
    >
    > 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    >
    > 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
    >
    > 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    >
    > 1/2 teaspoon salt


    I don't think there's enough flour for all of the liquid in it. There
    isn't enough gluten to hold things together. I have never used Splenda
    in baking, so I can't vouch for how it would work here.

    Cindy

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  3. #3
    alcibiades Guest

    Default Re: Help with Fig nut bread

    On Oct 2, 10:32*am, "madis" <bear_off@(nospam)hotmail.com> wrote:
    > I've made this bread twice but it always crumbles. *Instead of 1 cup dates I
    > just use 2 cups dried figs and I substitute splenda for the sugar. *Does
    > anyone have any suggestions to keep it from falling apart when sliced?
    > Ingredients:
    >
    > * * * 1 cup chopped pitted dates
    >
    > * * * 1 cup chopped dried figs
    >
    > * * * 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    >
    > * * * 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    >
    > * * * 1 cup boiling water
    >
    > * * * 1/2 cup white sugar
    > * * *1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    >
    > * * * 2 eggs
    >
    > * * * 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    >
    > * * * 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
    >
    > * * * 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    >
    > * * * 1/2 teaspoon salt


    Dates, baking soda, and boiling water combine to make a peculiar
    substance (I use it when making Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake) that figs
    might not substitute for; I think they have less sugar than dates. I
    don't bake with Splenda, so I don't know, but that could be another
    part of your problem.

    alcibiades

  4. #4
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Help with Fig nut bread

    >On Oct 2, 10:32*am, "madis" <bear_off@(nospam)hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> I've made this bread twice but it always crumbles. *Instead of 1 cup dates I
    >> just use 2 cups dried figs and I substitute splenda for the sugar. *Does
    >> anyone have any suggestions to keep it from falling apart when sliced?
    >> Ingredients:
    >>
    >> * * * 1 cup chopped pitted dates
    >>
    >> * * * 1 cup chopped dried figs
    >>
    >> * * * 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    >>
    >> * * * 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    >>
    >> * * * 1 cup boiling water
    >>
    >> * * * 1/2 cup white sugar
    >> * * *1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    >>
    >> * * * 2 eggs
    >>
    >> * * * 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    >>
    >> * * * 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
    >>
    >> * * * 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    >>
    >> * * * 1/2 teaspoon salt

    >
    >

    Obviously not nearly enough liquid... the two cups of dried fruit will
    absorb all of that one cup of water and be looking for more. It's
    really a strange recipe, there isn't enough flour to balance out the
    rest of the ingredients either... why don't you search for "date nut
    bread" recipes to compare.

    http://southernfood.about.com/od/dat...r/bl30519h.htm



  5. #5
    madis Guest

    Default Re: Help with Fig nut bread

    Thanks
    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > >On Oct 2, 10:32 am, "madis" <bear_off@(nospam)hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>> I've made this bread twice but it always crumbles. Instead of 1 cup
    >>> dates I
    >>> just use 2 cups dried figs and I substitute splenda for the sugar. Does
    >>> anyone have any suggestions to keep it from falling apart when sliced?
    >>> Ingredients:
    >>>
    >>> 1 cup chopped pitted dates
    >>>
    >>> 1 cup chopped dried figs
    >>>
    >>> 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    >>>
    >>> 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    >>>
    >>> 1 cup boiling water
    >>>
    >>> 1/2 cup white sugar
    >>> 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    >>>
    >>> 2 eggs
    >>>
    >>> 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    >>>
    >>> 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
    >>>
    >>> 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    >>>
    >>> 1/2 teaspoon salt

    >>
    >>

    > Obviously not nearly enough liquid... the two cups of dried fruit will
    > absorb all of that one cup of water and be looking for more. It's
    > really a strange recipe, there isn't enough flour to balance out the
    > rest of the ingredients either... why don't you search for "date nut
    > bread" recipes to compare.
    >
    > http://southernfood.about.com/od/dat...r/bl30519h.htm




    Ill try that recipe. I can see that the ratio dried to water is equal so ill
    use one cup of dried figs (or maybe I should weigh 8 oz) and regular flour
    to get more gluten. I wont use splenda and see if it comes out right.
    I'm a little concerned that this recipe using one less egg and less butter
    that it might end up on the very dry side.

    Thank you for the advice.




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