Nutty fruit cake

Nutty Fruit Cake

Recovery cake... a big wedge of tasty loveliness to scoff straight after swimming. Recipe by Kathy Findlay


INGREDIENTS:

3oz brown flour
1oz desiccated coconut
1tsp mixed spice
500g mixed fruit
2oz chopped dates
2oz chopped apricots
150g chopped almonds
½ pint water – or enough to just cover the soaking fruits
2tbsp orange juice


INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Soak the fruit in the liquid overnight

2) Add the dry ingredients

3) Bake in a 2lb loaf tin for approximately 1½ hours at 160C, covering with greaseproof paper for the last ½hr.


EXPERT ADVICE

Kathy Findlay is an open water swimmer, nutritional therapist and advanced sports and exercise nutritional advisor providing personalised nutritional advice and plans to athletes. foodforsport.wix.com/nutrition

See Kathy’s Instagram account for more recipe ideas: food4sport_

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