Whether you are making nut rolls, date cakes, muesli bars or Christmas pudding, dried fruit is a delicious and versatile ingredient.
If you've never tried making your own biscotti you'll find it's a lot easier than you thought (and cheaper than store bought, too)!
Try making these lovely biscotti and you'll see how simple it is. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Raisin and Walnut Biscotti Video.
These scones are easy to make and sweetened with chopped dates. Lovely as a snack or for afternoon company.
A good friend gave me this recipe, you could have a competition on guessing the ingredients of this fail proof cake and nobody would pick it. Truly one of the moistest cakes you could ever find. The top can be decorated with blanched almonds before baking, if you like.
Warm and comforting bread pudding is a favourite especially in the colder months, and it is very simple to make even with stale bread.