1½ cups walnuts
200g dried figs (stems removed, quartered)
1 cup raisins (coarsely chopped)
150g good quality dark chocolate (coarsely chopped)
¾ cup plain flour
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons mixed spice
¾ cup Capilano Honey
¾ cup caster sugar
1 tablespoon water
pure icing sugar (for dusting)
Preheat oven to 1500C. Grease and line base and sides of a 22cm round baking pan with non-stick baking paper.
Combine almonds, walnuts, figs, raisins and chocolate in a large, heatproof bowl.
Sift together flour and spices. Add to fruit and nut mixture and stir to combine.
Place honey and caster sugar in a small saucepan and stir over a moderate heat until sugar dissolves and mixture starts to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes or until soft ball stage (drop a little mixture into a glass of cold water - it should form a soft ball).
Pour hot mixture onto dry mixture and working quickly, stir to combine, using a large metal spoon. Spoon into prepared pan and press down firmly, smoothing surface with damp hands. Bake 35 minutes. The mixture will still feel quite soft. Cool in pan.
To serve, remove from pan, dust with icing sugar and cut into pieces.