A very satisfying and tasty country bread from Eastern Europe, this is not difficult to make. The starter has to be left to ferment for a couple of days, so it does require a little advance planning. This makes 2 large loaves. Enjoy! Adapted from Classic Home Cooking. Prep time does not include time to make the starter or sponge, but does include rising time.
Adapted from Cook Now Serve Later Cookbook, this is a good tasting bread! You can substitute apricots, raisins, dates, etc. for the figs for variation. I have also halved this recipe and baked 45 minutes in a mini loaf pan. Enjoy!