Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Apricot Nut Bread

I am on an apricot theme wishing for Summertime. The next best thing is using dried apricots for that intense flavor explosion. I've had this clipping for years; not sure where it came from.

1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons soft shortening
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup orange juice
4 teaspoons grated orange rind
3 cups sifted flour
3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1 cup finely chopped dried apricots

Mix sugar, shortening and egg. Stir in milk, orange juice, and grated orange rind. Sift together and stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Blend in nuts and apricots. Pour into well greased loaf pan. Let stand 20 minutes before baking. Bake about 70 minutes at 350 degrees.

No comments: