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