Fig-Orange Muffins

2 cupsAll-purpose flour
1 teaspoonBaking soda
½ teaspoonSalt
½ cup Butter, softened
1 cupSugar
1 cupValley Fig Growers Mission or Calimyrna figs, stems removed, chopped
1Zest of one orange
1 cupPlain yogurt


Preheat oven to 400 F.

In large bowl stir together flour, baking soda and salt.

In large mixer bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.

Place figs and orange zest in food processor fitted with metal blade. Process until mixture forms a paste.

Blend fig paste into creamed butter mixture. Stir in yogurt.

Add fig mixture all at once to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.

Divide batter among 12 large greased muffin cups. Bake in 400 oven 15 to 17 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

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