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Apricot Bread

on March 20, 2015

The recipe today is another one that comes from one of Grandma’s sisters. This sister’s daughter is my godmother. This photo shows the two sisters and their daughters, and I just love it! Grandma’s sister is the one on the left proudly holding her new baby (who would eventually be my godmother), and Grandma is the one in the middle proudly holding her daughter (who would eventually be my mom). I’m not sure who the one on the right is, but she is also a proud mama (if someone knows who this is, please let me know). I love how the baby is already looking at my mom like she’s saying, “Hey you! We’re gonna be such great friends!” Either that or she’s saying, “Hey you! Your giggling is interrupting my nap!”

Apricot Bread

Either way, these two little girls would grow up to be the best of friends, just like their mothers and their sisters, and their brothers, and their wives.

The smell of this Apricot Bread baking brings back more of those memories from childhood. It seems like Grandma made a lot of things with apricot back then, and she always had things around like apricot jam or apricot nectar.

Apricot Bread

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This bread is delicious.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Apricot Bread

1 cup dried apricots

1 cup sugar

2 Tablespoons butter, softened

2 eggs, well beaten

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup warm water

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

Scant 1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup nuts, chopped

Soak dried apricots in some warm water for about 30 minutes.

Drain well and cut with scissors into 1/4 inch pieces.

Mix:

Sugar, butter, and eggs.

Add:

Orange juice and water.

Sift together:

Flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

Add dry mixture to first mixture.

Mix together and then add in:

Apricots and nuts.

Mix well and put in greased bread pans (I used a pan with 4 tiny loaves in it).

Let stand for 20 minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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I put the soaked apricots on a paper towel to dry them and then snipped them into smaller pieces.

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I used this pan with tiny loaves so I can give these as gifts.

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The tiny loaves came out beautifully. So cute!

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The loaves are chock full of fruit and nuts.

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Another delicious recipe that would be good with your afternoon coffee or tea, or it would even be good for breakfast. Oh let’s face it. This bread would be good anytime.

 

 

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One response to “Apricot Bread

  1. Mom says:

    That picture was taken on the southeast corner of the farmhouse!

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