The Fig and Walnut Bread is your basic datenut spice bread but with figs instead. It is easy to put together but a little on the dry side...I thought. It also only took 50 minutes instead of 60 as the recipe states. In my opinion this bread needs something to be spread on it, such as cream cheese, or the suggested Pears with Goat Cheese and Preserves which actually makes a good marriage. I had some Trader Joe's baby pears (in jar with light syrup) and cut and fanned them on the plate, added the goat cheese and dollop of fig preserves. I really like this combination! Taking a bite of the Fig and Walnut bread with a bite of the Pears with Goat Cheese and Preserves was a wonderful combination of flavors and I enjoyed it complimenting each other. Eating the bread alone is boring!