Red Hen Baking Co. Organic Fig Anise Bread
Red Hen Bakery makes this bread from their Cyrus Pringle dough with the addition of Figs and Anise. Sweet and flavorful, this is a real special treat.
VT-grown unbleached wheat flour from Nitty Gritty Grains*, water, Vermont-grown whole wheat flour from Gleason Grains*, figs, anise, salt, yeast. *Certified Organic
Size1 lb loaf
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.
February 19, 2021 by Tisha
Perfection. Just a little sweet. Still very hearty.
December 21, 2020 by Bryan
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.
April 8, 2018 by John
April 9, 2017 by Erin
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.
July 31, 2016 by Victoria
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.
December 13, 2015 by Artemis
A truly fantastic loaf of bread!
February 19, 2014 by Rebecca Fagan
October 5, 2013 by Phoebe
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.