Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Apricot-Nut Bread

1/2 cup dried apricots*
1/2 cup water

2 cups sifted flour
3 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda

1 egg
1 cup sugar
2 tbl. melted butter
1/2 cup orange juice

1 cup walnuts, chopped

Soak apricots in water for half an hour; drain and chop.

Sift dry ingredients together.

Beat egg, add sugar and mix well. Add butter and orange juice.

Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients; stir in apricots and nuts.

Bake in greased bread pan for 1 - 1 1/4 hours at 350°. Slice cold and spread with butter.

*But think of all the substitutions you can make--prunes, dried cranberries, raisins, etc.

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