Fruity Fig and Walnut Loaf

Tis the season of the fruit cake, but not all fruit cakes need to take weeks and weeks to make. 

This is a quick and easy fruit cake based on the Dutch apple/ginger cake you'll find ready-made in store combined with the British staple malt loaf. Filled with plump tea soaked figs and crunchy walnuts, you'll find everything you need to make this both in store and online at 

Delicious any time of the day, I've been enjoying a slice for a quick breakfast with a generous layer of spread. Yum! 

Fruity Fig and Walnut Loaf

Ingredients -
120g White Rye Flour
120g All Purpose Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
100g Raw Cane Sugar 

100g Barley Malt 
250g Dried Figs
100g Walnuts 
300ml Boiling Water
1 Black Tea Bag
Pinch of salt 

Method -
1. Start by making tea with the boiling water and teabag. Add in the figs and leave them to soak until soft and plump. 

2. Preheat your oven to 200c and line a loaf tin with baking paper.

3. Drain the figs and retain the tea, you’ll use this in the cake. Roughly chop the figs. 

4. Sift together all of your dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Add in the figs and walnuts then toss to coat.

5. Add in the liquid malt and the leftover tea from soaking the figs. Mix well until there are no dry pockets and you have a thick batter.

6. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf tin and bake at 200c for 25 minutes. Next turn the oven off but leave the loaf in the oven to continue cooking.

7. Once cooled, slice and enjoy with a hearty layer of Naturli.

Give it a try and let us know what you think. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram or Facebook with pictures of your creation.