>A colleague of mine at work gave me this recipe because he heard I was a foodie.
375g packet mixed fruit
¼ bottle brandy
2 oz dark chocolate
4 egg whites
150g icing sugar
1 level tbsp mixed spice
1 rounded teaspoon cinnamon
1 level teaspoon nutmeg
2 oz slivered almonds, toasted
Soak the fruit overnight in the brandy. Next day beat the egg whites until stiff, then gradually add sugar into the egg whites, slowly so the mixture holds its air.
Melt the chocolate and fold carefully into the egg white mixture.
Whip the cream until it holds its shape, adding the spices. Fold the egg white and dream and fruit together, adding the almonds at the end.
Freeze in a covered metal or plastic container for at least three hours before serving.
Keeps up to three months in the freezer.