125g unsalted butter, chopped
1 1/2 cups water
250g dried figs, chopped
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups white spelt flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
Grease and line a non-stick loaf tin and set aside.
Place butter and water in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat. When butter is melted, add figs. Bring to the boil and remove from heat.
Transfer figs and butter mixture to a large bowl and allow to cool. Add buttermilk, eggs, brown sugar, flour, baking powder and mixed spice to bowl and stir to combine. Add walnuts and coconut and stir one last time.
Pour into prepare tin. Bake in 160c oven for 90 minutes. Slice and serve.