I was a bit nervous at first when I tried to track down the Mission figs, because I visited a supermarket that I don't usually use---I must have done three trips through the aisles before I found the dried fruit!
This is my first experience baking with figs, and I have to say, the dried figs are super easy to work with---especially SunMaid. They're not dry or difficult to work with. This batter was definitely one of the easiest I've had to put together! I'm planning on not feeding anyone tonight (well...the cake, anyway) because DG suggests the flavors, particularly the honey, mature after one day.
I'm interested to see how the texture turns out, as the combination of cornmeal, honey, sugar, and ricotta is an interesting one!
Here's a little preview of the pre-baked product: