1.Place the dates and apricots in a bowl. Pour over the boiling water. Set aside for 20 minutes to soften.
2.In the food processor, combine dates, apricots and ginger, pulsing until finely chopped. Add the almonds, coconut and orange zest. Blend until well mixed and stiff.
3.Turn out onto cling film. Roll and shape into a log. Chill for at least 4 hours.
4.Melt chocolate and spoon over chilled log. Sprinkle with nuts to serve.
A cheeseboard is the perfect way to end a sumptuous dinner. Try to serve a few different varieties – a soft cheese such as brie, something tangy and firm such as cheddar, and a nice blue. Always provide plenty of fresh crackers and enjoy adding a few treats, such as a drizzle of honey, seasonal fruits, nuts, or try making this delicious log.