Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Whole Wheat Apricot Bread

This is a big first for me...
I have never posted anything cooking related on this blog.

Marty from A Stroll Thru Life is cohosting a Holiday Baking Party today, and I couldn't resist joining along.  I think it was this photo that got me.


Here goes...

I am sharing a recipe for Whole Wheat Apricot Bread that I got from my mom.  She was (and still is) a June Cleaver mom.  Things like this were waiting for us when we got home from school.


Ingredients:                                           
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup dried apricots, snipped
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 lightly beaten eggs
1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


In a medium saucepan, combine water, apricots, and raisins.  Bring to boiling; remove from heat. Cool.
Do not drain.


In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Stir in the apricot mixture, eggs, butter, and vanilla.
Fold in walnuts.
Turn into a greased 9x3x5 inch loaf pan. (This is what the recipe calls for, but it seems too big.)
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes.  (I used a convection oven at 325 for 35 min.)
Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool.


Yum!

Hope you're having a great week!
Eilis

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4 comments:

  1. So wish I had a slice of this with my morning coffee...can't wait to try!!

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  2. This sounds delicious!!!!! You have to cutest blog header ever. Found you at the Holiday Baking Party.

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  3. Sounds yummy and I bet the kitchen smells wonderful when this is baking.
    xx,
    Sherry
    PS: I look forward to seeing your snowman collection.

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  4. I've never had Apricot bread and this sounds fabulous. I love breads, so this will be on my list to try. Thanks so much for linking to the Holiday Baking Party. Hugs, marty

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