Fig Muffins

1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
2 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 cup cooked figs or 17 oz jar figs, drained and chopped
3/4 cup bread crumbs

Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and corn syrup; mix well. Blend in water, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and soda. Add figs, mixing gently; stir in bread crumbs.

Fill greased muffin pans two thirds full, and bake at 350F for 15 to 20 minutes.

Yield: 12 muffins.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana