23 November 2011

Recipe: Christmas Mocha Fruit Cake

Wondering how you can indulge in all the traditions of Christmas without all the calories? Well, you've come to the right place.

Straight from the pages of Weight Watchers, yet tasting like it should be on a page from one of those naughtily delicious Nigella cookbooks.

And it's far too easy to make.

I'd love to be able to show you the step by step photos for this recipe, but as I was busy being a lazy-ass in bed last Sunday morning I came downstairs just before 8am to find hubby had been too quick for me, and it was almost ready to put in the oven. So I had to make do with just a couple of pics, but since it's such an easy recipe, I'm sure it won't matter in the slightest!

Ingredients:
1 kg dried mixed fruit
2 cups strong coffee (500ml)
2 cups self-raising flour
1 block of Cadburys dark chocolate (preferably 70% cocoa)

1. Place fruit and hot coffee in a large heatproof bowl, cover and set aside to soak overnight.
2. Preheat oven to 160 degrees, line the base and two long sides of a 18x28cm or similar sized rectangular tin with non-stick baking paper.
3. Add sifted flour and chocolate to fruit mixture and stir well with a wooden spoon until well combined.
4. Spread evenly into prepared tin, place in preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out cleanly.




Lasts for ages in the fridge, and it is such a lovely surprise to come across a nice hunk of dark chocolate in the middle of all that fruit....mmmmmmm.

And in case you're wondering only 3.5 Weight Watcher points per serve (serves 20).

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