"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
2 c. flour 1/2 tsp.salt 1 c. oil 1 tsp.vanilla 1 c. fig preserves 1 c. chopped nuts 1/2 tsp.soda 1 1/2 c. sugar 3 eggs 1 c. buttermilk
Sift flour, salt, soda and sugar. Add oil and egg; slowly add buttermilk, figs and nuts and blend well. Add vanilla. Bake in greased and floured tube pan or large sheet pan @ 350º for 40 minutes. Top with sauce below.
Sauce for Fig Cake
1 stick margarine 1 c. sugar 1/2 c. buttermilk 1/2 tsp.soda 1 T. corn syrup 1 tsp.vanilla
Mix ingredients in order listed and boil 3 minutes. Spread on cake while warm.
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