Red Hen Bakery makes this bread from their Cyrus Pringle dough and adds figs and anise. Sweet and flavorful, this is a special treat.
Store this bread in a paper bag and keep at room temperature for best flavor and texture. Best enjoyed within a couple of days.
Simple food made with excellent ingredients is what makes this loaf so delicious.
The Cyrus Pringle dough is milder than Red Hen's purely naturally-leavened breads but still has a chewy texture and light wheaty flavor, and carries the flavors of fig and anise well. It is made entirely with VT-grown wheat, a miracle that was literally years in the making. Truly a regional loaf, using only organic wheat flour grown in VT, this bread is named after Vermont botanist and wheat breeder Cyrus Pringle (1838-1911).
Excellent for breakfast or afternoon snack as toast, or plain with a healthy slab of butter. Also pairs well with strong cheeses.
Perfection. Just a little sweet. Still very hearty.
This bread is *delicious*, unfortunately small, and a $4 mark-up from buying directly from the bakery in VT. Other breads from the same bakery are marked up $1-2. My rating for the bread is 5/5, but the almost double the price mark up seems oddly steep.
Tasty loaf with plenty of figs and just the right amount of anise. It also as a satisfyingly chewy texture and is great toasted. My one constructive comment is I was a bit surprised by the size; it was a bit smaller than I expected.
I tried this bread twice and was disappointed both times. Neither loaf had that many figs--at least based on other fruit breads I have purchased and the various reviews. The bread itself was good--nice chewy texture--but don't expect more than one bit of dried fig per slice.
A truly fantastic loaf of bread!
Yes, the loaf really does have that many figs in it! All that fruit makes it expensive, but it's a wonderful treat, especially toasted.