Preheat the oven to 180C. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, lemon zest, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the vegetable oil and sugar. Beat in the egg. Add lavender extract and lemon juice. Fold in the figs
Alternate milk and the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing well after each addition. You should begin and end with the dry ingredients. Do not over mix.
Pour the mixture into a 9×5 loaf pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.