Orange Apricot Loaf is a great loaf to warm you up on a cold, rainy day. It's bursting with apricot and orange flavor and sure to put a pleasent smell in the air when it's baking. And while fresh apricots are tops nutritionally, don't discount dried. All have something to offer!
1/2 cup chopped sultana raisins
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups self-rising flour
3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a small bowl, combine sultanas, apricots, orange rind and orange juice. Let stand for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Beat in egg. Stir in fruit. Stir in flour alternately with milk. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.
Recipe makes 1 9-inch loaf.
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