We have a huge fig tree in our backyard. We used to put up preserves each summer, but this year we decided to freeze the figs instead. Just place on a flat sheet in freezer. Once frozen, transfer to freezer bags. I like to snack on the frozen figs like popsicles.
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups ripe figs, mashed (We have used figs from out tree which we froze.)
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup raisins (or chopped pecans)
Beat eggs; add sugar and beat until well blended. Add the mashed figs and vegetable oil.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, soda, salt and cinnamon. Add the fig mixture and the buttermilk. Beat well. Fold in raisins (or pecans). Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour in greased and floured loaf pans.
Makes 2 large or 3 small loaves.