Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Apricot Nut Loaf

I have officially started my Christmas baking.  Christmas just isn't Christmas without my mother's apricot nut loaf, toasted and spread with butter, for breakfast Christmas morning.  I make two loaves because I love it so much -- it is my breakfast during the entire season if I can manage it.

1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons room temp butter
1 egg

Stir in:
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup orange juice
4 teaspoons orange rind

In a separate bowl, stir together:
3 cups flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Add to other bowl and stir into the other ingredients.

Blend into the batter:
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chopped dried apricots

Pour the batter into a greased bread loaf tin and let it stand for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350F

Bake for 70 minutes.


  1. I think I just might have to try this. Loaves are one of my favorite things to have around.

  2. That looks so delicious Annette. I'm totally going to make it - thanks for the recipe! :)

  3. That sounds and looks so good! I will make this!

  4. That looks really good!

    But I cannot do walnuts or dried fruit (sulfite city). :(

    I will have to enjoy the loaf virtually. Thanks for the lovely post!


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