This recipe comes from Tenina, I recommend you visit her at www.tenina.com
1 whole nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick
1 whole vanilla bean
95 grams dark chocolate in chunks
75 grams unsalted butter
50 grams caster sugar
100 grams raw honey
1 tsp each ground ginger, cardamom
1/2 tsp almond essence
1 tsp orange essence
55 grams cake flour
40 grams cocoa
20-30 grams chopped additional dark chocolate or chips
200 grams nuts of choice (I used macadamias and pistachios…forgot the almond slivers and pecans dammit!)
300-400 grams chopped glace and dried fruits (I used glace cherries red and green, glace apricots and pineapple, dried cherries, and craisins.)
Place nutmeg, cinnamon stick and vanilla bean into TM bowl and mill together for 10 seconds on speed 8. Set aside.
Place chocolate, butter and sugar into TM bowl and chop for 5-6 seconds on speed 8. Add honey to bowl and cook for 4 minutes at 60oC on speed 1.
Add all spices, flour, cocoa, additional choc and essences. Stir for 20 seconds on speed 3-4 until combined.
Pour over fruit and nuts in large bowl and blend through with a large spoon until fully combined.
Spoon into buttered pans (approx five mini loaf size) and cook for 45 minutes at 160oC.
Leave to cool in oven.
Dredge with icing sugar twice, leaving a few hours between. Wrap and give away OR slice into thin slices and eat! (No, not all of them, just one!)